EU court rejects challenge to bisphenol A regulation

The status of one of the most intensively-used organic chemicals as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) under REACH has been confirmed by the EU’s General Court.

The main use of bisphenol A is in the production of plastics, although it is also a constituent of present in epoxy resins and some thermal paper. It was formally declared an SVHC in 2017 due to its reproductive toxicity. The European Chemicals Agency later took the unusual step of identifying it again, on the grounds of its endocrine disrupting properties.

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