Taiwan Proposes to Amend the Phthalates Restriction
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) of Taiwan proposes to amend the "List of Announced Toxic Chemical Substances" under the "Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act" to include the restrictions on the use of certain types of phthalates which are found to be hazardous to health and the environment.
||DIDP, DINP and Bisphenol-A
(BPA) will be added to the list of Class 4;
||DEHP, DBP and BBP
will be prohibited in toys for children under 14 years
of age. DNOP has already been prohibited in toys for children
||DEHP and DBP will
be reclassified from Class 4 to Class 1;
||BBP will be added
to the list of Class 1.
substances that are not prone to decompose in the environment
or that pollute the environment or endanger human health
due to bioaccumulation, bioconcentration or biotransformation.
substances that cause tumors, infertility, teratogenesis,
genetic mutations or other chronic diseases.
substances that endanger human health or the lives of
biological organisms immediately upon exposure.
substance for which there is concern of pollution of environmental
or the endangerment of human health.
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