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Priority Chemicals
04 April 2017
Priority Chemicals in children's products                
The US State of Minnesota has introduced a proposal relating to the disclosure of priority chemicals in children’s products. If approved, first reports are due within one year after enactment.

A total of nine chemicals have been designated as PCs Priority Chemicals:
- Bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP, CAS 85-68-7)
- Cadmium (Cd, 7440-43-9)
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP, CAS 84-74-2), di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP, CAS 117-81-7)
- Decabromodiphenyl ether (Deca-BDE, CAS 1163-19-5)
- Formaldehyde (CAS 50-00-0)
- Hexabromocylododecane (HBCD/HBCDD, CAS 3194-55-6)
- Lead (Pb, CAS 7449-921)

Reporting is required if the PC is a contaminant and at a concentration of more than 100 ppm

Reporting is required if the Priority Chemical PC is intentionally added and present at or above the practical quantification limit (PQL).

G.I.T.O had always made safety procedures and good health a priority. Therefore, we always follow reform and modernization steps taken in industry to better manage the risks of chemicals.

Our offices are taking into consideration making every effort to protect children’s health by implementing these to-be recommendations in identification of some chemicals for potential risk management action.

In our network of laboratories, we provide a range of services, including analytical testing and consultancy for reporting chemicals in children’s products. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.