Danish and Swedish authorities are focusing their attention on the presence of chlorinated paraffins (CPs) in consumer products

During 2018, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the use of short chain CPs (SCCPs) and phthalate in toys and other articles for small children. SCCPs are used as plasticizers and may harm the environment. Furthermore, the substances are suspected of being carcinogenic. The medium chain CPs (MCCPs) may also harm the environment and have toxic effects on human health. The Swedish Chemicals Agency, KEMI, has just proposed to restrict the use of MCCPs in electrical and electronic equipment and to ban levels of these substances above 0.1%.

DHI Newsletter, 20 June 2018 ; http://www.dhigroup.com

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