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4,4'-ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL/EPICHLOROHYDRI NCOPOLYMER


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Persistence and bioaccumulation; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology

About 4,4'-ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL/EPICHLOROHYDRI NCOPOLYMER: 4, 4'-Isopropylidenediphenol/Epichlorohydrin Copolymer a copolymer of4, 4'-isopropylidenediphenol and epichlorohydrin monomers.

Function(s): Film Former; FILM FORMING

Synoym(s): 4,4'- ( (1-METHYLETHYLIDENE) BIS- POLYMER WITH (CHLOROMETHYL) OXIRANE PHENOL; BISPHENOL A, (CHLOROMETHYL) OXIRANE POLYMER; BISPHENOL A, (CHLOROMETHYL) OXIRANE POLYMER; BISPHENOL A, EPICHLOROHYDRIN POLYMER; BISPHENOL A, EPICHLOROHYDRIN POLYMER; (CHLOROMETHYL) OXIRANE, 4,4'- (1-METHY; PHENOL, 4,4'- ( (1-METHYLETHYLIDENE) BIS-, POLYMER WITH (CHLOROMETHYL) OXIRANE; PHENOL, 4,4'- (1-METHYLETHYLIDENE) BIS-, POLYMER WITH (CHLOROMETHYL) OXIRANE; POLYMER WITH (CHLOROMETHYL) OXIRANE PHENOL, 4,4'- ( (1-METHYLETHYLIDENE) BIS-; E 1004; E 828; E1001; EPIDIAN 5; EPIKOTE 1001; EPIKOTE 1004

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergies (only for products for use on skin)European Union - Classification & Labelling
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesEuropean Economic Community

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humansEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Limited evidence of sense organ toxicityEuropean Economic Community

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Concern Reference
Classified as irritantEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Wildlife and environmental toxicityEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

Concern Reference
10 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
EU (European Union)- Strategy for Endocrine Disrupters 2007. Commision on endocrin disruption requested by the European Parliament in 1998.
European Economic Community. Sensitizing Substances in the EEC List of Dangerous Substances. Annex I to Council Directive 67/548/EEC. http://www.kemi.se/default_eng.cfm?page=klass_mark/klasshem_eng.htm
European Economic Community. Sensitizing Substances in the EEC List of Dangerous Substances. Annex I to Council Directive 67/548/EEC. http://www.kemi.se/default_eng.cfm?page=klass_mark/klasshem_eng.htm, Klaassen, C., M. Amdur and J. Doull (eds.). Casarett and Doull's Toxicology. The Basic Science of Poisons, 5th Ed. Pergamon Press, NY. 1996.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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