France submits proposal for new BPA ban

The ban on BPA in thermal papers is one of three new proposals submitted to ECHA last week to restrict chemicals’ use under REACH

Three new proposals to restrict chemicals’ use under annex XVII of REACH have been submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including a proposal to limit the use of bisphenol A in thermal papers like receipts.

France prepared the BPA proposal after the country’s health agency Anses highlighted concerns about the substance’s effect on pregnant women.

It also put forward another proposal, which covers ammonium salts in cellulose insulation. This follows a national ban introduced on a temporary basis after their use as a flame retardant was linked to respiratory problems.

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