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Consultation on the identification of Triphenyl Phosphate as a SVHC

Consultation sur l'identification du Triphenyl phosphate en SVHC

On a proposal from the French Anses, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has opened a public consultation as part of the process to identify Triphenyl Phosphate as a SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern) under the REACH Regulation. The consultation is open until 15 April 2024.

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Triphenyl phosphate (TPhP; CAS No.115-86-6; EC No.204-112-2; INCI: Triphenyl Phosphate) is listed in the CosIng with the function: Plasticiser.
The substance is not currently regulated by European Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, nor does it have an entry in European CLP Regulation 1272/2008.

At the end of its assessment under CoRAP, Anses concluded that the substance:
• Should be included in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation with a classification of endocrine disruptor for the environment,
• Should be identified as a SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern) and be subject to authorisation for this same property.

This identification as a SVHC is the subject of the consultation that ECHA opened on 1 March 2024, and which will close on 15 April.
In its “Annex VI” report, the French agency states that: “Based on all available scientific evidence, it can be concluded that TPhP fulfils the WHO/IPCS definition of an endocrine disruptor. The very high concern raised by this property is substantiated by the severity and irreversibility of the effects on organisms and populations that may have long term consequences, the large variety of species that may be adversely affected and the difficulties to quantify a safe level of exposure with …

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