The use of over 30 bisphenols would need to be restricted

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.
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Based on the assessment of 148 bisphenols, which it carried out with agencies from different EU Member States, the European Chemicals Agency (Echa) recommends limiting the use of 34 bisphenols due to their potential reprotoxicity and endocrine disrupting properties for the environment and/or human health.

By evaluating bisphenols by groups of substances with similar uses and functions, this study can help companies avoid making an unfortunate substitution by replacing one bisphenol with another that is equally harmful.

It should be noted that of these 34 substances, bisphenol A, bisphenol B and 2,2-Bis(4′-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane are already classified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and that bisphenols known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including bisphenol AF, could be impacted by the proposed restriction on the use of all PFAS in firefighting foams.

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