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EFSA Assessment on Impact of Styrene for its Use in Plastic Food Contact Materials

Nov 03, 2020

The European Food Safety Authority’s scientific group of experts Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) in discussion with EU commission re-evaluated “Assessment of the impact of the IARC Monograph Vol. 121 on the safety of the substance styrene (FCM No 193) for its use in plastic food contact materials.”

Based on the conclusion of 2018 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), both styrene and styrene-6,8-oxide (CAS 96-09-3) are “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

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