ECHA consults on authorisation for bisphenol A

Permission would be needed to use or market one of Europe’s most widely-used organic chemicals, alongside 17 others, under plans published today by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Food cans
The greatest human exposure to bisphenol A is from its presence in epoxy resin food can linings

Permission would be needed to use or market one of Europe’s most widely-used organic chemicals, alongside 17 others, under plans published today by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

However, its consultation on extending the REACH authorisation process to bisphenol A (BPA) only applies to one specific use, as an epoxy resin hardener. Seventeen other substances are also up for similar regulatory treatment, constituting ECHA’s ninth recommendation for authorisation.

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