EU restriction proposed to improve diisocyanate safety

Nineteen chemicals used in polyurethane-based products should be subject to concentration limits or enhanced training and packaging rules under the REACH regime

A lung biopsy taken from a patient with chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis, which can be caused by exposure to diisocyanates. Photograph: Mutleysmith CC BY-SA 3.0New EU marketing and packaging restrictions should be applied to 19 chemicals used to make polyurethane-based products, German authorities have recommended.

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