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The European Commission (EC) has released a restriction guideline on the use of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) articles within or excluded from the scope.

This document outlines the following:

  1. Introduction
  2. Scope
    • Placed on the market for supply to the general public
    • Rubber and plastic components
    • Direct as well as prolonged contact or short-term repetitive contact with human skin or the oral cavity
    • Normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of use
    • Concentrations of PAHs in articles
    • Coated articles
  3. Indicative lists of examples of articles that fall within or outside the scope of this restriction
    • Examples of articles excluded from the scope of the restriction (Annex 2)
    • Examples of articles within the scope of the restriction (Annex 1)

This was released on March 2018.