RPA has supported the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) by preparing a two-phase impact assessment which looked into the implications of a restriction on the use of medium-chained chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) in electrical and electronic equipment under Article 6(1) of the RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU).  RPA’s report, completed in 2016, forms the basis of a consultation exercise which KEMI has recently initiated and which invites stakeholders to comment on RPA’s findings.

The report includes:

  • A review of scientific data on MCCPs;
  • An overview of relevant regulatory issues;
  • Information on the use of MCCP and harmful effects on human health and the environment;
  • Estimates of exposure from waste management;
  • A review of alternatives to MCCP; and
  • An assessment of the socio-economic impacts from a potential restriction.

The consultation period will run until 15 September 2017 and interested parties are invited to consider RPA’s report available here and the questions raised on KEMI’s website here.