On 22, May 2012 | In News @en | By KuL-Blog
After being restricted for use in articles in the European Union as a pesticide, DMF was prohibited in articles in general via the decision 2009/175 in 2009 and later on the decision was extended until March 15, 2013.
Last week, May 16, 2012, the restriction of DMF (Dimethylfumarate), CAS No 624-49-7 has now officially been included into the REACH regulation.
The substance is not allowed to be used in articles or any parts thereof in concentrations greater than 0,1 mg/kg. Articles that exceed this concentration are not allowed to be placed on the European market. This restriction also bans articles that are imported into the EU from outside the community.
DMF, in a concentration greater than 0,1 mg/kg poses a risk to human health. As several products like furniture or footwear had been available on the market, consumers in Finland, France Poland, Sweden and UK were damaged.
The inclusion of DMF into annex XVII will come into force on June 8, 2012.