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.

http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/projects/bpa/bpa-report-complete.pdf

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

http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/projects/decaBDE/deca-report-complete.pdf

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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