Due to concerns over the (eco)toxic potential of bisphenol A (BPA) and decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), the US EPA has considered compounds with the potential to replace BPA in thermal paper, and decaBDE as a flame retardant. The resulting documents provide hazard assessments on 19 potential alternatives to BPA and 29 alternatives to decaBDE.

US Environmental Protection Agency (2014).

Bisphenol A alternatives in thermal paper.


An alternatives assessment for the flame retardant decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE).


The above items were taken from the April 2014 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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