Which Substances Are Likely to Be Restricted Next in EU

Little Pro on 2019-11-22

Sometimes, it is more important to know which substances are likely to be restricted next than knowing which substances have already been restricted. In this article, we will give you a preview of the next batch of substances that are likely to be restricted in EU so that you can get prepared in advance.

List of Substances Likely to Be Restricted Next in EU

ECHA maintains a registry of restriction intentions submitted by various Member States. Those registration intentions can provide us with a very good clue about which substances are likely to be restricted next in EU. The table below is a summary of those substances.

Substance Name Product or Scope Impact
Substances with harmonised classification as skin sensitisers in Category 1 or 1A or 1B in Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 Textile, leather, hide and fur articles High
Polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) Granules and mulches as infill material, disposable baby diapers High
Microplastics Consumer or professional use products High
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4); Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5); dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) Leave on personal care products and other consumer/professional products (e.g. dry cleaning, waxes and polishes, washing and cleaning products) containing D4/D5/D6 in concentrations > 0.1% High
Formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers Mixtures and articles for consumer uses Low
Lead and its compounds Ammunition (gunshots and bullets) and fishing tackle Low
Calcium cyanamide Fertiliser Low
N,N-dimethylformamide Workplace Low
Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid, its salts and related substances PFHxS, its salts and related substances as substances, constituents of other substances, mixtures and articles or parts thereof. Low

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