The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is considering restricting the use of four forms of organophosphate flame retardant (OPFR) in baby products and residential furniture. It issued a call for evidence on Wednesday.
The move follows an analysis by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, which found that tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP), tris(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) phosphate (TCPP), tris[2-chloro-1-(chloromethyl)ethyl] phosphate (TDCP) and a mixture of similar substances could pose a risk of cancer to children.
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