In an article published on August 8, 2018, regulatory news provider Chemical Watch informed about a new report by the European Commission’s (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) on the migration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from plastic and rubber items. The report was prepared by the JRC on behalf of the EC’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and published on August 6, 2018.

The goals of JRC’s project were i) to better understand the migration behavior of certain PAHs in plastic and rubber components of consumer articles, and ii) to establish a reliable method to measure PAH migration from plastic and rubber matrices under conditions that simulate dermal contact including the oral cavity. “[T]he JRC in-house analysis method for PAH content could be of great benefit to accelerate the work towards standardization of PAH content analysis in consumer products,” the report reads.

Read more

Chemical Watch (August 8, 2018). “JRC releases report on PAH migration from plastic, rubber items.


Barrero-Moreno, J., et al. (2018). “Migration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from plastic and rubber articles.JRC Technical Reports EUR 29282 EN.