EU to ban nonylphenols and chromium cement

Commission proposes marketing restrictions based on EU risk assessment results

EU marketing and use restrictions on nonylphenols and cement containing high levels of hexavalent chromium have been proposed by the European Commission. If agreed by governments and the European parliament, the curbs will enter into force around mid-2004.

Nonylphenol (NP) is used to produce resins and plastics and as a precursor of nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) for speciality detergents and paints. Both are toxic to human reproduction and have been risk assessed under the EU's existing substances review programme (EED 21/01/02).

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.