The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has proposed 18 substances whose use it says should be subject to prior authorisation, among them the extensively-used and controversial endocrine disrupting and reprotoxic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA).
The substance is by far the most heavily used ever to be proposed for addition to the EU ‘authorisation list’ under the REACH Regulation. Inclusion amounts to a default ban on a chemical, with use permitted only on a case by case basis where no viable alternative exists.
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