Category Archives: Chemicals

Three siloxanes to be restricted in Europe

On January 11, 2018, ECHA, as requested by the European Commission, included dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) in a previous restriction intent of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) submitted on 13 April 2017. Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) The scope of the restriction is that leave-on personal care products and other consumer/professional products (e.g. dry cleaning, waxes and…
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The brominated flame retardant decabromodiphenyl ether banned in the EU

Decabromodiphenyl ether (DBDE, DecaBDE, bis(pentabromophenyl) ether, CAS No 1163-19-5, EC No 214-604-9) is widely used as an additive flame retardant with applications in many different sectors, in particular in plastic and textile articles but also in adhesives, sealants, coatings and inks. Decabromodiphenyl ether DecaBDE was banned fro. 2 March 2019 according to the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/227 of 9…
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Uppsala Consensus Statement on Environmental Contaminants and the Global Obesity Epidemic

  Obesity is a growing problem, not only in developed countries but also in the developing world. Because obesity is associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, reproductive disorders, and some common cancers, the global obesity epidemic is contributing to a major negative impact on human health. In recent years, the hypothesis that environmental contaminants could contribute to…
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