Textiles and textile products - Guidance on health and environmental issues related to chemical content of textile products intended for clothing, interior textiles and upholstery
|Publication Date:||1 August 2015|
|ICS Code (Textiles in general):||59.080.01|
This Technical Report specifies environmental and health recommendations for textile products (including accessories) with direct skin contact and in the proximity of the human body.
This Technical Report facilitates the understanding of chemicals with intended uses in the manufacturing of goods in the fields of textile products intended to clothing, interior textiles and upholstery, to comply with the European chemical regulations and recommendations in force in EU.
WARNING - This Technical Report is not intended to substitute the existing regulations. The reader is requested to check the current existing regulation.
By suggesting that the textile market follows the ethos of this Technical Report, and thereby avoiding the use of unwanted substances in the manufacture of textile products, the level of protection of human health and of environment will be increased.
The distinguishing properties of the chemicals and the processes in which they are used (intended use substances) or they occur (unintended release substances) are described in this technical report.
This Technical Report mentions, when relevant, the existing standardized test methods commonly in use, as well as, the related limit values which are generally accepted. Only the standard identification number is given in the main text and the related title is listed in Bibliography.
NOTE 1 When limit values are given, possible contamination by the external environment and inaccuracy in the measurement of very low concentration may be taken into consideration.
The listed substances of this Technical Report can be categorised in two: one related to intended use, another one related to unintended release.
NOTE 2 Inclusion in the candidate list of EU REACH Regulation (EC) n°1907/2006 has been mentioned in this Technical Report for some substances. This does not necessarily mean that a substance, for which such a note is not made, would not be included in the candidate list in the future (new substances are regularly included in the list).
NOTE 3 For filling material such as "feather & down", refer to CEN TC 222 and, for other material used in clothing such as leather, refer to CEN TC 309, for toys, refer to CEN TC 252.