A study has been conducted to investigate the link between allergic reactions and chemicals used and remaining on textile products. Three chemical categories were proposed to prioritise risk management:

  • Category 1: substances intended to remain on finished textile products, and classified as sensitisers in the classification and labelling (C&L) Inventory (under CLP and self-notified by industry)
  • Category 2: substances unintentionally remaining on finished textile products and with harmonised classification as sensitisers under CLP (e.g. impurities or components in formulations)
  • Category 3: substances intended to remain on finished textile products, and with harmonised classification as irritants under CLP

European Commission. Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry. Study on the link between allergic reactions and
chemicals in textile products. VRM11.8088. 7 January 2013.

 

The above item was taken from the April 2013 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here for more details).

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