Restrictions on the use of PAHs tightened under REACh

The EU Commission has extended the restrictions on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to include a further 5 applications. These are PAHs used in granulates and mulches for outdoor sports and play applications. Failures to comply can be punished as a criminal offence.

In terms of (EU) Regulation 2021/1199, Annex XVII to (EC) REACh Regulation No. 1907/2006, the restrictions on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been extended to include a further 5 applications.

These are PAHs used in granulates and mulches for outdoor sports and play applications. REACh Annex XVII contains bans or restrictions on pollutants in materials and products that are required to be complied with.

Affected economic operators such as manufacturers, importers or fulfilment companies should observe the requirements of REACh Annex XVII. Failures to comply can be punished as a criminal offence.

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