21 Oct 2022

ECHA has received two restriction reports for 2 substances from German and French authority.

  • 4,4′-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A) and other bisphenols and bisphenol derivatives, and
  • creosote or related substances

German Authority prepares restriction report for 4,4′-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A) and other bisphenols and bisphenol derivatives as it has endocrine disrupting properties. The report restricts the presence of content in articles to 0.02% by weight.

Bisphenol A is already identified as SVHC due to its toxic effects on reproduction Additionally it causes harmful effects on hormonal system of organisms. Also, Wastewater treatment results in Continuous emission of Bisphenols into surface water causing constant water pollution.

France terminated the restriction process for creosote and creosote-related substances on 18 July 2022, according to Article 69(4) of REACH. But resubmitted a new intention in October.

Creosote is used as a wood preservative. It is also used to treat electricity poles, railway sleepers, fencing and poles in agricultural land. It is a well-known carcinogen. It has also persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties.

ECHA’s scientific Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) will now evaluate the Restriction proposals. A consultation will be opened for the public once the reports conform with the legal requirements for a REACH restriction proposal.

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