As part of the National Strategy on Endocrine Disrupters (SNPE) (BPB), a substitute for certain uses of bisphenol A (including coatings and polymers in contact with food) used in some countries such as the United States. The conclusion of this work was that the BPB would have endocrine disrupting properties similar to those of BPA. Despite no production or use as a chemical substance in Europe, exposure to BPB is possible via imported products.
It is in this context that ANSES carried out a project of RMOA of the BPB in order to identify this substance as an endocrine disruptor in the REACH Regulation. This could represent a first step towards a possible addition of BPB to the list of candidate substances in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation, thus preventing industry from developing its use or production to replace BPA or bisphenol S and imposing an authorization to place articles containing BPB on the market of the European Union (regarding uses targeted by the REACH Regulation).
The public consultation on the draft RMOA for bisphenol B is open until November 27, 2019.
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