EU: revision of the list of substances of very high health concern

In the first half of December 2015, the European Union released a notification on the Draft Commission Decision on the identification of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) as substances of very high concern according to Article 57(f) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council. Proposed date of adoption: March 2016. Proposed date of entry into force: 3 days after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. Final date for comments: February 9, 2016.

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