Bisphenol A put forward as SVHC

EU member states have proposed bisphenol A and other substances including 4-tert-butylphenol as substances of very high concern

The ban on BPA in baby bottles may be extended more widely, with use subject to authorisation.. Photograph: Reana/123RFThe European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is consulting on proposals to declare six chemicals as substances of very high concern (SVHC), opening the door for their use to require authorisation in the future.

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