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REACH Screening Report - TCEP, TCPP and TDCP

Uncertainty exists as to how the UK’s EU referendum result (“Brexit” vote) will impact the prevailing chemicals legislation which includes REACH, Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) and the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR).  For now the relevant EU legislation continues to apply.

Article69(2) of the REACH Regulation, requires the ECHA to consider whether the use of particular chemicals in articles pose a risk to human health or the environment, particularly where these are not already adequately controlled.  A recently published screening report, gave an assessment of whether the use of TCEP, TCPP and TDCP in articles should be restricted. The substance TCEP is currently included in Annex XIV on the basis that it is toxic for reproduction, however the screening report also covers the carcinogenic properties of the substance.

Two other chemicals, tris(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) phosphate (TCPP) and tris[2-chloro-1-(chloromethyl)ethyl] phosphate (TDCP) were included in the scope of the report, as it was identified that these substances have very similar properties to TCEP.

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