Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Life Contents

Annex 1: Glossary

Table 1: List of Abbreviations

ANSES

French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

BEIS

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BIS

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

BPA

Bisphenol A

BSI

British Standards Institute

CLP

Classification, Labelling and Packaging regulation

CMO

Chief Medical Officer

COT

Committee on Toxicity

Defra

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

ECHA

European Chemicals Agency

EFSA

European Food Safety Authority

EPR

Extended Producer Responsibility

FFRs

Furnishings and Furniture (Fire Safety) Regulations

FIRA

Furniture Industry Research Association

FR

Flame retardant

FRETWORK

Flame Retardant Textiles Industry Network

FSA

Food Standards Agency

GIAA

Government Internal Audit Agency

HBCD

Hexabromocyclododecane–a brominated flame retardant

HBM4EU

Human Biomonitoring in Europe

HSAC

Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee

HSE

Health and Safety Executive

IPCS

International Programme on Chemical Safety

MRL

Maximum Residue Level

NAO

National Audit Office

NOAEL

No Observed Adverse Effect Level

OPSS

Office for Product Safety and Standards

PAHs

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

PBBs

Polybrominated biphenyls

PBDEs

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers

PCBs

Polychlorinated biphenyls

PCDDs

Polychlorinated dibenzodioxin

PFCs

Perfluorinated compounds

PHE

Public Health England

POP

Persistent organic pollutant

RAPEX

Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products in the EU

REACH

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals regulation

SAICM

Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

SVHC

Substance of Very High Concern

TCEP

Tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate–a flame retardant

WHO

World Health Organisation

Source: CHEM Trust, No Brainer, The impact of chemicals on children’s brain development: a cause for concern and a need for action (2017), pp 36–8.





Published: 16 July 2019