Enviropass offers products assessment, consultation, and training services regarding the management of hazardous/toxic chemicals in products:
We will recommend you the best testing option depending on the complexity and the materials under investigation:
Chemicals are everywhere. There are natural occurrences, but also synthetic substances, from our everyday products to the most complex professional devices.
Because of their properties, chemicals enable the design, development, and sale of the most astonishing technologies. These chemicals are plasticizers, hardeners, stabilizers, curing agents, flame retardants, pigments, lubricants, solvents, diluents, catalysts, etc.
Despite their valuable intrinsic benefits, scientists know or suspect that some of these substances are hazardous to the environment and human health. Hence public awareness and chemical regulations in various products.
Here are some of the common harmful chemicals with their associated hazards:
Confirmed of suspected Hazard
Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
Persistent and bioaccumulative
Alkanes, C10-13, chloro (Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins, SCCPs)
Flame retardant in rubber and plastics
Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)
As a result, various governmental agencies worldwide have been developing a set of regulations to prohibit, restrict, and monitor the use of certain hazardous substances in some products or applications:
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the US Environmental Protection Agency restricts the import and the use of certain hazardous chemicals in products. In-scope chemicals include persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) substances, such as the PIP (3:1) plasticizer. TSCA also rules per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) like PFOA, which are present in various products, like coating applications in electronics.
The medical devices regulation (MDR) also includes restrictions on certain substances and labeling obligations.