Hazardous chemicals in textiles – report of a government assignment

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Sweden
English
2013

Description

The current report presents an overview to the government on topics as follow: a review of the hazardous chemicals that may be present in textiles; an evaluation of the risks that hazardous chemicals in various textiles present; a negative list of chemicals that should be limited in textiles; a legislative proposal for a regulation at EU level. The report covers a broad list of chemicals and identify possible health effects. Chemicals that are used in the manufacture of textiles can lead to exposure of workers at the production facility and can also be emitted to the environment. In this report there is no particular focus on the production stage, but if the content of hazardous chemicals in the produced textiles is minimised, much of the exposure in the production process is likely to be avoided.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Manufacture of textiles
Printing and service activities related to printing
Provider: 
Swedish Chemicals Agency
Tasks covered: 
Manufacturing
Working Indoors
Substance Description: 

Formaldehyde , Distannoxane, hexabutyl-, Benzenamine, 4-(phenylazo)-, Formamide, Acetamide, 2-chloro-, Phenol, 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis- , Naphthalene , Benzene.

CAS Number: 
50-00-0
56-35-9
60-09-3
75-12-7
79-07-2
80-05-7
91-20-3
95-50-1
EC number: 
200-001-8
200-842-0
291-179-6
931-649-6
202-049-5
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 1. Substitution
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
REACH or CLP related
Report
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)
Policy makers

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