BPA declared an endocrine disruptor

Bisphenol A is now a substance of very high concern twice over, due to its effects on hormones and human reproduction

Receipts printed on thermal paper form a major route of exposure to BPA. Photograph: Oleksandr Nebrat/123RFEU experts have agreed to designate bisphenol A (BPA) as a human endocrine disruptor, paving the way for an EU phase-out of the chemical.

On 16 June, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)’s member state committee voted unanimously to classify the compound, used in polycarbonate plastics, inks and resins, a substance of very high concern (SVHC) under the EU REACH Regulation due to its endocrine-disrupting properties. The vote took place two days earlier.

Please sign in or register to continue.

Sign in to continue reading

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
or call 020 8267 8120

Subscribe for full access

or Register for limited access

Already subscribe but don't have a password?
Activate your web account here