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Evaluations notice for DBDPE – 22 November 2021

We have completed an evaluation about the environmental risks associated with the introduction and use of Benzene, 1,1'-(1,2-ethanediyl)bis[2,3,4,5,6-pentabromo- (also known as decabromodiphenylethane or DBDPE), which is currently under an assessment certificate (Certificate No.: 9258).


This evaluation is issued by the AICIS Executive Director under section 73 of the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 and is listed below. 



Subject of evaluation: Benzene, 1,1'-(1,2-ethanediyl)bis[2,3,4,5,6-pentabromo- (also known as decabromodiphenylethane or DBDPE) 

CAS number: 84852-53-9

Evaluation outcomes: Recommendation to cancel the assessment certificate; recommendation to review the categorisation criteria in the Industrial Chemicals (General) Rules 2019 and the definitions in the Industrial Chemicals Categorisation Guidelines 2020.

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