Phthalates is a general term for compounds which result from the reaction of phthalic anhydride and alcohol. Such substances are mainly employed as plasticisers make plastics and rubber more piable. They are widely used in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE), toys, coatings, inks, garments, packaging materials, detergents, lubricants and personal care articles, etc. But when the concentration of phthalates exceeds a certain level, it may disrupt endocrine of human bodies, bringing harm to the development and health of children.
The Candidate List (SVHC List) under REACH Regulation: 14 phthalates
REACH Annex XVII: 6 phthalates
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100: 15 phthalates
US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA): 6 phthalates
US Prop 65: 6 phthalates
China GB 6675 Safety of Toys: 6 phthalates
China GB 24613 Limit of Harmful Substances in Coatings for Toys: 6 phthalates
Canada SOR/2011-298: 6 phthalates
The 6th batch of Inedible Substance List issued by Health Ministry of China: 17 phthalates
Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare: 6 phthalates
China GB/T 21911 Determination of Phthalate Esters in Foods: 16 phthalates
China GB/T 21928 Determination of Phthalate Esters in Food Plastic Packaging Materials: 16 phthalates
China GB/T 22048 Determination of Certain Phthalate Esters in Toys and Children’s Products: 6 phthalates
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