This Technical Report specifies environmental and health recommendations for textile products (including accessories) with direct skin contact and in the surroundings of the human body.
This Technical Report facilitates the understanding of chemicals with intended uses in the manufacturing of goods in the fields of textile products intended to clothing, interior textiles and upholstery, to comply with the European chemical regulations and recommendations in force in EU.
WARNING: This Technical Report is not intended to substitute the existing regulations. The reader is requested to check the current existing regulation.
By suggesting that the textile market follows the ethos of this Technical Report, and thereby avoiding products containing unwanted substances, human health and the environment are protected in producing, supplying and importing countries to EU.
The distinguishing properties of the chemicals and the processes in which they are used (intended use substances) or they occur (unintended release substances) are described in this technical report.
This Technical Report mentions, when relevant, the existing standardised test methods commonly in use, as well as, the related limit values which are generally accepted.
NOTE 1. When limit values are given, possible contamination by the external environment and inaccuracy in the measurement of very low concentration may be taken into consideration.
The listed substances of this Technical Report can be categorised in two: one related to intended use, another one related to unintended release.
NOTE 2. For filling material such as "feather & down", refer to CEN TC 222 and, for other material used in clothing such as leather, refer to CEN TC 309, for toys, refer to CEN TC 252.