Denmark Restricts 4 Phthlates

May 10, 2013|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

denmark On November 20, 2012, Denmark released an order that restricts phthalates, a plastic softener. Evidence indicates that phthalates can potentially cause damage to the endocrine system. The order bans the import and sale of DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP at a concentration greater than 0.1% by weight. The order will enter into force on December 1, 2013. For electrical and electronic products that fall within the scope of RoHS 2, the ban will begin on December 1, 2014. 

EU REACH is considering restricting these substances but in June 2013 the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) argued that “available data does not indicate that there is currently a risk from combined exposure to the four phthalates.”
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