NGO warns of substitute chemicals risk

Substitutes for bisphenol-A are among 28 substances Swedish NGO ChemSec has added to the list of hazardous chemicals it believes should be subject to strict regulation

Substitutes for bisphenol-A are among 28 substances Swedish NGO ChemSec has added to the list of hazardous chemicals it believes should be subject to strict regulation.

The group says bisphenol-F and bisphenol-S, as well as modified versions of some already regulated brominated flame retardants and fluorinated chemicals, should be deemed ‘substances of very high concern’ under the EU’s REACH chemical regulation.

Such a classification would see the use of the substances restricted, through authorisation and substitution requirements.

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