Tag Archives: TBBPA

California Adds Three Chemicals to the Prop 65 List

On October 27, 2017, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added N,N‑dimethylformamide, 2‑mercaptobenzothiazole, and tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). Under Prop 65, companies are required […]

IPC Leads Joint Industry Comments on EPA TBBPA TSCA Plan

On October 18, 2015, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC), and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) filed joint comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) TSCA Work Plan Chemical Problem Formulation of Tetrabromobisphenol A and […]

IPC Comments on RoHS2 Substance Revisions

Today, IPC submitted comments on the European Union (EU) Stakeholder Consultation, “Study for the review of the list of restricted substances under RoHS2 – Analysis of impact from a possible restriction of several new substances under RoHS2.” Within the comments, IPC highlighted its disagreement with the Umweltbundesamt (UBA) identification and ranking of Tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBPA) as […]

Final Recommendations for Additional Substances to be Restricted under RoHS Published

The Austrian Environmental Agency (UBA) recently published their final report on the methodology for reviewing substances for potential restriction under the EU RoHS Directive. The report, along with four substance restriction dossiers (HBCDD, DEHP, BBP, DPB), an inventory of substances used in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), and a prioritized list of substances to be […]

IPC Submits Comments to EU Commission on Draft RoHS Annex 2 Dossiers

Today, IPC submitted comments to the European Union (EU) Commission on the Draft RoHS Annex 2 Dossiers for HBCCD, DEHP, BBP and DBP. The European Union Commission’s Directorate General (DG) for Environment is currently revising the list of substances restricted under the RoHS Directive. While the current review is limited to HBCDD (a flame retardant) […]

IPC Lobbying Efforts Pay Off: MEPs Agree to Drop List of Priority Substances for RoHS

Science had a rare victory this week. Congratulations to all who helped make this happen: Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have agreed to drop demands for a list of priority substances for new restrictions under the RoHS Directive. IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has vehemently opposed the creation of such a list, calling for […]

A moment of Wow

IPC President Denny McGuirk’s November editorial from IPC Review: A recent IPC news headline read “IPC Efforts to Base RoHS Revision on Scientific Principles May Be Paying Off.” On first read, I thought OK, that’s nice. Then I came back to it and thought, Wow. IPC is a very tiny player in the world of […]

Has Greenpeace Gone Too Far?

IPC President Denny McGuirk’s February 1 column from the IPC Intouch Newsletter: It seemed like a good idea at the time: Use publicity to nudge electronics companies toward better environmental performance. Identify the best or “greenest” companies, with the idea that consumers will reward these companies with their support. With their “dashboard,” Greenpeace took the […]