EU names bisphenol A among new SVHCs

Bisphenol A, a persistent fluorinated compound and two phenolic endocrine disruptors have been declared substances of very high concern

Polycarbonate, based on bisphenol A monomer, is used in an enormous range of products, from safety goggles to construction materials. Photograph: Lilly_M CC BY-SA 3.0The ubiquitous polycarbonate monomer and epoxy resin constituent bisphenol A (BPA) has been formally named as a substance of very high concern under the EU’s REACH chemicals regime. Regulatory action to reduce the public’s exposure to the substance may now be expected.

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