Chemicals in textiles – Risks to human health and the environment

Type of item
MS information
Country
Sweden
Year of publication
2014

English

Description

This report is sector specific and was compiled by the Swedish Chemicals Agency. The purpose of the publication is to compile information about risk to human health and the  environment from substances present in textile articles, such as clothing and household textiles. The publication covers information about the chemical management and chemical substances in textiles, possible risk reduction measures on hazardous chemical substances. One chapter is dedicated to the relevant national and EU legislation. In addition, some voluntary initiatives in textile industry are described, such as ECO-labels and Restricted Substances Lists (RSLs). Separate chapter describes  chemical substances used in production of textiles, release and exposure, assessment of risk and controlled and safe use.  The publication provides a comprehensive overview of the literature related to hazardous chemical substances in textile articles, possible health effects of carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic substances in textile articles. 

Other data

Provider
Provider name (English)
The Swedish Chemicals Agency and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Provider name (Original)
Kemikalieinspektionen
Tasks covered
Not applicable
Biological hazard
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state
Not applicable
Hazard - health effects
Not applicable
Exposure route
Not applicable
Substance Description

2,6-di-tert-butyl-p-cresol , diboron trioxide , dimethyl phthalate , (R)-pmentha- 1,8-diene, carbon black, pigment iron hydroxide oxide

CAS Number
128-37-0
1303-86-2
131-11-3
5989-27-5
1333-86-4
51274-00-1
Prevention measures
Not applicable
Purpose of the material
General information
REACH or CLP related
Report
Target group
All (no specific target group)