EU – A Proposed Limit for Pentachlorophenol (PCP)

​Pentachlorophenol and its salt and esters are listed in Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 (POP Regulation recast) implementing the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, and so are banned in the EU. This initiative proposes a limit value at 5 mg/kg (0.0005% by weight) for the presence of PCP as an unintentional trace contaminant (UTC) in substances, mixtures and articles. PCP was mainly used in the EU as pesticide and is also found in recovered wood chips for the production of wood panels and textiles. Deadline for the public consultation is on September 29, 2020.