TBBPA is currently in the pre-registration phase under REACH.
TBBPA has already been the subject of an evaluation under the ESR Risk Assessment procedure (add link to section 4.1.3). It was concluded that TBBPA presents no risks to human health. No risks to the environment were identified for reactive use of TBBPA in printed circuit board applications, but a risk to the aqueous environment was identified for additive use at a single European plant producing ABS compounds. An EU Risk Reduction Strategy recommended controlling this local risk under the framework of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive (IPPC). On 18 June 2008, the European Commission officially concluded the Risk Assessment by publishing conclusions in the EU Official Journal.
The results of the TBBPA Risk Assessment will be transferred into REACH, most probably without need for further studies.
More information on the studies performed during the TBBPA Risk Assessment can be found on the website of BSEF.