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Material | April 13, 2007

No risk identified for TBBPA

According to EU Member States Technical Experts no risk has been identified for TBBPA when used as a reactive, such as in the epoxy resins of printed circuit boards. Technical experts has confirmed a risk for sediment and water when TBBPA is added to ABS plastics.
EBFRIP believes that these risks are manageable through the Voluntary Emissions Control Action Programme (VECAP) (2). To date TBBPA additive customers in Europe (89% in volume) have already started reducing their emissions. It should be noted that risks were also identified if sludge containing TBBPA is applied to agriculture. In practice, however, this does not happen as sludge from user sites is sent to incineration and controlled landfills.

The lead Member State (UK) will now finalise the environmental part of the report based on the 6 March discussions. The health part was already closed in 2005 and identified no risk. EBFRIP is working with the lead Member State which is drafting a strategy to reduce the risks identified for the above mentioned additive scenarios.

In the context of the REACH legislation, TBBPA will be one of the first substances to go through the registration procedure due to its high production volume. All the necessary studies for REACH registration were already developed in the context of the EU risk assessment.
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