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Edited on 07/30/2019
Four phthalates (DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP) are now included in the limited substances in homogeneous materials list of some electrical and electronic devices.
Edited on 07/22/2019
On June 24, 2019, the European Union published a study report containing an action programme for the substitution of chemicals.
Edited on 05/02/2019
ECHA and the Belgian authorities jointly organized a workshop last March on the substitution of bisphenol A in thermal papers. This workshop brought together various stakeholders of the supply chain and enable the presentation of alternatives to BPA in thermal paper, available or emerging.
Edited on 04/02/2019
In order to simplify your research of alternatives to phthalates, a table compiling all the information about phthalates substitution available on the Phthalates substitution website has just been published !
Edited on 03/18/2019
The OECD has published an analysis on approaches to support substitution and the evaluation of alternatives and a synthesis report of the workshop on these topics organized in May 2018.
Edited on 02/07/2019
The ECHA web pages dedicated to substitution have been updated and new features are now available to access a list of programs and institutions that can finance research and development projects related to substitution.
Edited on 01/15/2019
In November 2018, the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4) was founded with the aim of promoting the methodological development and practice of the assessment of alternative solutions and substitution.
Edited on 01/10/2019
On 23 October 2018 the European Parliament adopted an amendment to add nonylphenol to drinking water quality parameters and to introduce a new cap for bisphenol A.
Edited on 09/24/2018
The Swedish chemicals agency KEMI published a study identifying 200 chemicals with a chemical structure similar to BPA likely to be on the European market.
Edited on 09/24/2018
The Member State Committee of ECHA supported on 17th April the proposal to identify dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) due to its classification as a toxic substance for reproduction category 1B and to its endocrine disrupting properties with probable serious effects to human health.