ECHA’s Member State Committee (MSC) has recently unanimously agreed to categorise bisphenol A (BPA) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC), on the basis of its endocrine-disrupting properties. This hormonal activity is considered to be of an equivalent level of concern to the properties of being carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMRs category 1A or 1B), BPA already being listed as toxic to reproduction. Additionally, perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid (and its salts) were identified by the MSC as an SVHC, based on their very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties.

European Chemicals Agency (2017). MSC unanimously agrees that Bisphenol A is an endocrine disruptor.  ECHA/PR/17/12.


The above items were taken from the July 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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