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Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)

Definition:

BBP is a phthalate that is mainly used as an additive for plasticising PVC or other polymers.

Other examples of applications include: perfumes, hair sprays, adhesives and glues, automotive products, vinyl floor coverings

At present, BBP is banned in all toys and childcare articles (see European Directive 2005/84/EC) and in cosmetics, including nail polish as it is considered to be carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR-substance) (see European Cosmetics Directive).

Source: GreenFacts

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Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) bbp
Molecular formula C19H20O4
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Phthalates

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GreenFacts Summary on Phthalate Di-isodecyl & Di-isononyl phthalates:

GreenFacts Summary on Phthalates in school supplies:

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Benzylbutylphthalat (BBP)
Español: Butilbencilftalato (BBP)
Français: Butyl benzyl phtalate (BBP)

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