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RAC Restricts BPA and decaBDE and Adopts Opinions on Authorisation and CLH

July 27, 2015

The European Chemicals Agency's Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) has adopted the following opinions on restrictions for:

  • Bisphenol A
    • French proposal to restrict the placing on the market of bisphenol A containing thermal paper (e.g., point of sale tickets and receipts), which may pose risk for workers. A discussion by the Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) has been set for September 2015, with its final opinion expected to be released December 2015.
  • decaBDE
    • ECHA proposal to restrict DecaBDE as flame retardant in substances, mixtures and articles, as it has been classified as persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB)
  • It has agreed on these applications for authorization
    • Seven draft opinions on seven uses of trichloroethylene (TCE)
    • Draft opinion on the industrial use of lead chromate in delay devices in naval decoys
  • The Committee has also developed hazard reference values for
    • Carcinogenicity dose-response relationship for 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC
    • DNEL for bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether (Diglyme)
  •  It has adopted opinions on harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) of these substances:
    • Quinolin-8-ol
    • Salicylic acid
    • Terbuthylazine
    • Triadimenol
    • Dichlofluanid
    • Cyanamide
    • Tefluthrin