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ECHA launches public consultation on restriction of nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates in textile articles

1:42 PM MDT | September 18, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has launched a public consultation on proposals for the restriction of nonylphenols (NPs) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) in textile articles. Sweden has submitted a report proposing a restriction on the placing on the market of textile articles that can be washed in water if such articles contain NPs or NPEs—alone or in combination—at a concentration equal to or greater than 100 milligrams of substance per kilogram of textile. A transitional period of five years has been proposed; the restriction...

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