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Edited on 05/20/2022
As part of the European Union's Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, the European Commission presented its roadmap on 25 April 2022 with potential restrictions on the use of PFAS, bisphenols and C4-C6 phthalates.
Edited on 05/13/2022
The European Chemicals Agency (Echa) and Member States responsible for the assessment of more than 100 bisphenols recommend that 34 of these substances be restricted under the REACH Regulation.
Edited on 07/19/2021
Bisphénol B (BPB - n° CAS : 77-40-7) has been added to the candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for authorisation due to its its endocrine disrupting properties for human health and the environment.
Edited on 03/18/2021
By 12 January 2026, Member States shall take the measures necessary to ensure that water intended for human consumption complies with the established thresholds for bisphenol A and PFAS. Nonylphenol is included in the watch list of the directive.
Edited on 03/18/2021
ANSES proposes to identify bisphenol B as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) for its endocrine disrupting properties for human health and the environment.
Edited on 01/13/2020
Since 2 January 2020, thermal paper with a bisphenol A concentration of 0.02% or more by weight may not be placed on the European market.
Edited on 11/14/2019
Based on the results of its recent study on bisphenol B, ANSES has carried out a project of Risk Management Options Analysis (RMOA) in order to classify this substance as an endocrine disruptor under the REACH Regulation.
Edited on 05/02/2019
ECHA and the Belgian authorities jointly organized a workshop last March on the substitution of bisphenol A in thermal papers. This workshop brought together various stakeholders of the supply chain and enable the presentation of alternatives to BPA in thermal paper, available or emerging.
Edited on 01/24/2019
Ethoxylated alkylphenols (APEO) are added to bisphenols and phthalates already covered by the substitution portal.
Edited on 09/24/2018
The Swedish chemicals agency KEMI published a study identifying 200 chemicals with a chemical structure similar to BPA likely to be on the European market. Among these substances, 37 bisphenols could have endocrine disrupting properties and six of these bisphenols were considered problematic due to their properties and uses. This study is therefore a useful source of information to avoid a "regrettable" substitution by a molecule presenting dangers similar to BPA.