Title: Updated European Risk Assessment Report - 4,4’-ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL (BISPHENOL-A) 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: European Union 
Year: 2008 
Availability: CAS Number: 80-05-7, EINECS Number: 201-245-8, FINAL APPROVED VERSION AWAITING FOR PUBLICATION 
Author 1/Producer: European Commission 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://ecb.jrc.it/documents/Existing-Chemicals/RISK_ASSESSME ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 2.1 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
Short description: EXTRACT: A risk assessment of bisphenol-A produced in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 has already been published (EC, 2003). The conclusion was that further information was needed about toxic effects in fish and aquatic snails (and potentially terrestrial organisms), and environmental risks were also identified for certain PVC applications and thermal paper recycling (for the aquatic, sediment and terrestrial compartments). The test requirements were published in two Commission Regulations (EC No. 642/20053 and 506/20074) with a delivery deadline of November 2006 and November 2007 respectively. The UK rapporteur began work on a risk reduction strategy for the environment shortly afterwards, and an interim report was prepared (Defra, 2003). Industry was able to provide more detailed information on use pattern and releases for a number of the applications being considered, including measured emissions data. Based on this evidence, the rapporteur considered that the emissions had been over-estimated in the published report, and revised PECs were agreed at EU Technical Meetings in 2003 and 2005. In addition, bisphenol-A may be formed via the degradation of tetrabromobisphenol-A (CAS no. 79-94-7), which is another ESR priority substance. The relevant information has been summarised in the risk assessment report for that substance (ECB, 2007). The test programme has now concluded, so this report brings together the revised exposure information and an updated review of ecotoxicity data, as an addendum to the original risk assessment report. The opportunity has been taken to include additional industry information and published data that have become available since the original risk assessment was completed5. The opinions of the European Commission’s former Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment (CSTEE) on the original report have also been considered (CSTEE, 2002). The assessment uses the latest version of the Technical Guidance Document, which was revised after the original report’s publication, so marine scenarios and a PBT assessment are included for the first time. 
Link to Organisation(s): EC European Commission
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 13/06/2008

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