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ECHA proposes stronger classification of BPA

6:13 AM MDT | March 19, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The risk assessment committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has adopted an opinion to strengthen the existing classification of bisphenol A (BPA) under the agency's harmonised classification and labeling (CLH) regulations to a category 1B reproductive toxicant regarding the adverse effects on sexual function and fertility. BPA had been previously classified under CLH as a category-2 reproductive toxicant. The proposal to change the classification of BPA was made by the French competent authority. BPA already has a harmonized...

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