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NB: Registration status and tonnage

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Oxybenzone

EC / List no.: 205-031-5

CAS no.: 131-57-7

Mol. formula: C14H12O3

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Warning! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance is very toxic to aquatic life and is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

  • ED

Possibly Endocrine Disrupting

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 100 to < 1 000 tonnes per annum.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing and at industrial sites.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing and at industrial sites.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: cosmetics and personal care products, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay and finger paints.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use as processing aid.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: industrial abrasion processing with low release rate (e.g. cutting of textile, cutting, machining or grinding of metal).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles and Vehicles (e.g. personal vehicles, delivery vans, boats, trains, metro or planes)).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones), stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material), rubber used for large surface area articles (e.g. construction and building materials for flooring), plastic used for large surface area articles (e.g. construction and building materials for flooring, insulation), plastic used for packaging (excluding food packaging), plastic used for articles intended for food contact (e.g. plastic dinner ware, food storage) and plastic used for furniture & furnishings, including furniture coverings.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, cosmetics and personal care products, adhesives and sealants, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay and finger paints.
This substance is used in the following areas: building & construction work.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: wood and wood products and machinery and vehicles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: cosmetics and personal care products, polymers, adhesives and sealants and coating products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, coating products, adhesives and sealants, photo-chemicals and cosmetics and personal care products.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products and machinery and vehicles.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles and in processing aids at industrial sites.

Manufacture

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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