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Chemicals are everywhere. There are natural occurrences, but also synthetic substances, from our everyday products to the most complex professional devices.
Because of their properties, chemicals enable the design, development, and sale of the most astonishing technologies. These chemicals are plasticizers, hardeners, stabilizers, curing agents, flame retardants, pigments, lubricants, solvents, diluents, catalysts, etc.
Despite their valuable intrinsic benefits, scientists know or suspect that some of these substances are hazardous to the environment and human health. Hence public awareness and chemical regulations in various products.
Here are some of the common harmful chemicals with their associated hazards:
|Confirmed of suspected Hazard||Substance Name||Use|
|Reprotoxic||Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)||Plasticizer|
|Persistent and bioaccumulative||Alkanes, C10-13, chloro (Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins, SCCPs)||Flame retardant in rubber and plastics|
|Endocrine disruptor||Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)||Plasticizer|
As a result, various governmental agencies worldwide have been developing a set of regulations to prohibit, restrict, and monitor the use of certain hazardous substances in some products or applications:
This acronym stands for Restriction of the Use Of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
The REACH regulation includes an obligation to declare Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). In the European Union, producers must report the SVHCs contained in their products via the SCIP database. The REACH Annex XVII has also listed certain prohibited or restricted substances.
The POP regulation restricts the use of brominated and chlorinated halogen chemicals.
Prop. 65 warnings apply to products introduced into the Californian market that contain chemical(s) know to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.
Biocidal products regulation (BPR) must be registered and labeled accordingly.
The medical devices regulation (MDR) also includes restrictions of certain substances and labeling obligations.
Similar to the RoHS regulation, the ELV Directive specifically applies to automotive products.
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) must contain specific information about chemicals, including:
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