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Consultancy on proposal to reclassify Medium Chain Chlorinated Paraffins

The UK Government ahs opened a consultancy on a proposal to reclassify Medium Chain Chlorinated Paraffins as Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). One of the registered uses under REACH for the MCCPs is as a flame retardant for textiles.

DEFRA is considering submitting a proposal to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants to reclassify Medium Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (C14-C17) (MCCPs) as POPs. They are currently seeking comments from across industry on these proposals.

The consultation is open until 15 March 2021 and full details are on the DEFRA website here.