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EU amends Annex XVII to REACH Regulation as regards bisphenol A(BPA)

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On 13 December 2016, the Official Journal of the European Union published Regulation (EU) 2016/2235 adding Entry 66 of Annex XVII to REACH Regulation as bisphenol A (BPA). It provisions that thermal paper  shall not be placed on the market unless  the BPA concentration in it is less than 0.02% by weight after  2 January 2020.

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

Main Amendments

Substance name

Scope and Conditions of Restriction

Bisphenol-A (BPA)

CAS No 80-05-7

EC No 201-245-8

Shall not be placed on the market in thermal paper in concentration equal to or greater than 0.02% by weight [entry into force  after 2 January 2020]

More information:

http://eurlex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2016.337.01.0003.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2016:337:TOC

 

Some Other Requirments of BPA

Regulation

Control List

Requirements

REACH regulation

(EC) No 1907/2006

SVHC candidate list assessment

(Has not yet been formally adopted)

Provide substance information if BPA is present in articles above 0.1 wt%; notify ECHA if BPA is present in articles in quantities totaling over one tonne per producer or exporter per year, and BPA is present in those articles above 0.1 wt%.

CA 65

the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer

From 1 October 2016the MADL (The maximum allowable dose levels)of BPA exposure is 3μg/d in solid materials.

(EU)No.321/2011

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BPA in polycarbonate (PC) infant bottles for children under the age 1 is Prohibited.

 

Risk Analysis

BPA in plastic baby bottles and other plastic products may affect the development of the infant's growth, and damage the children's brain and organ. It is mainly used for producing polycarbonate, epoxy resin, polysulfone resin, polyphenylene ether resin and other polymer materials. It can be used in the production of plasticizer, flame retardant, antioxidant, pesticide, paint and other fine chemical products.

 

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