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Four phthalates to be listed under RoHS by Nick Boley
January 19, 2015, 11:36
Filed under: chemicals, EU Regulation/Legislation, RoHS/WEEE | Tags: ,

The European Commission has advised the World Trade Organisation (WTO) of its intention to include the four phthalates DEHP, BBP, DBP and DiBP to the list of restricted substances under the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic devices legislation. These substances are considered by some to be endocrine disrupters (EDCs), although there is not general agreement across Europe on this.

The proposed restriction is due to be implemented in 2019, although will not apply to medical devices and monitoring and control instruments until 2021.

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