Impacts of the phthalates EU ban

The European Commission is finally taking action against four phthalates – and we wanted to offer a news analysis where we looked at what is being banned, what production will be affected and what alternative materials ┬áthere are to replace these phthalates . According to the proposed restriction presented in the REACH Committee, the four phthalates may not be present in articles used by consumers or available in indoor areas in a concentration equal to or above 0.1% by weight individually or in any combination in any plasticised material. The restriction proposal takes into account the cumulative effects and combined exposure to the 4 phthalates from different articles.