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