After review by member states and unanimous agreement by the Member State Committee, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a group of evaluation decisions  on 14 substances considered to pose potential risks, creating obligations for companies in the  European Union to conduct tests and provide further data about their use. The decisions are the  culmina- tion of the european Parliament Council’s substance evaluation process under Regulation  No. 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REAH).

In addition to bisphenol A, eCHA has made final decisions on the following substances: isoheptane;  imidazole; a mixture of cistetrahydro-2-isobutyl- 4-methylpyran-4-ol; transtetrahydro-2-isobutyl-4-methylpyran-4-ol; oligomerisation and alkylation  reaction products of 2-phenylpropene and phenol; N,N’-bis(1,4-dimethylpentyl)-p-phenylenediamine;  carbon tetrachloride; 1,3-diphenylguanidine; hexyl salicylate; 2,2’-iminodiethanol; 2-ethylhexanoic acid;  decahydronaphthalene; alkanes, C14-17, chloro (MCCP, Medium chained chlorinated paraffins); and  2-(4-tertbutylbenzyl) propionaldehyde.