On October 8, 2014 the non-governmental organization The International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) published an update of its Substitute It Now! (SIN) list of chemicals of concern. The update extends the existing compilation of chemicals of concern by another 28 substances. The updated version includes the bisphenol A (BPA) replacements bisphenol S (BPS) and F (BPF) as well as several perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) used in food contact materials (FCMs). In additions to extending the SIN list, ChemSec published a tool allowing to search among 80 000 chemicals for similarity to chemicals listed on the SIN list. Further, ChemSec reorganized the list according to 31 groups based on structure and toxic properties. The update was presented at the “SINnovation – keys for the future” conference which took place on October 8, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium.

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ChemSec (October 8, 2014). “SIN List update including new tool for sustainable substitution.(pdf)