Endocrine disruptors and chemicals toxic for reproduction: implications for the paint and varnish sector

Filippo Busolo – CHEMLER

Over the last two years, two regulatory frameworks of considerable interest have been published concerning chemicals and mixtures containing substances toxic to reproduction (Directive 2022/431 amending the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive, CMD) and endocrine disruptors (EU Regulation 2023/707, amending Regulation 1272/2008, CLP). Although the two regulatory frameworks are dedicated to obligations for operators, in this article we would like to focus on their impact on the world of paints and varnishes.
Reproductive toxicity refers to adverse effects on the sexual function and fertility of adult men and women, as well as on the development of offspring, which occur after exposure to a substance or mixture.