UNEP | Chemicals of Concern in the Building and Construction Sector



Background: Chemicals in products has been a longstanding emerging policy issue under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). To further advance this issue, a GEF-funded project on “Global best practices on emerging chemical policy issues of concern under SAICM” has been launched in 2019. Amongst others, the activities under the project aim at increasing the ambition of different stakeholders to track and control chemicals along the value chains of the building and construction sector. In order to contribute to the current discussion on emerging policy issues and to provide a basis for further activities related to chemicals of concern in the building and construction sector, the project foresees the development of a report on chemicals of concern and alternatives in the construction sector, which is provided in this document.

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Substances

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

Ammonium copper quaternary

Ammonical copper zinc arsenate ATH Aluminium (tri)hydroxide BBP Benzyl butyl phthalate C&D Construction and demolition CASRN Chemical abstract service registry number

Copper boron azole

Chromated copper arsenates

Cresyl diphenyl phosphate

Canadian Environmental Protection Act

Chlorofluorocarbon

Decabromodiphenyl ethane

Dibutyl phthalate

2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethanol;diethylene glycol monobutyl ether

2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethanol;diethylene glycol monomethyl ether

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

Diisobutyl phthalate

Dimethyl propane phosphate

Ethylene bis(tetrabromophtalimide)

Fluorinated ethylene propylene

Hexabromobiphenyl

Hexabromocyclododecane

Hydrobromofluorocarbon

Isopropylphenyl diphenyl phosphate

Magnesium (di)hydroxide

Methylenediphenyl diisocyanate

Polyacrylonitrile

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers

PBT Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic

Polycarbonate

Polychlorinated biphenyls

Polychlorinated naphthalenes

Pentachlorophenol

Polychlorinated terphenyls

Polyethylene

Perfluoroalkoxy alkane

Perfluorobutane sulfonate

Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid PFOA Perfluorooctanoic acid

Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid

Perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride

Polyisocyanurate

Polyproylene

Polystyrene

Polytetrafluoroethylene

Polyurethane

Polyurethane

Polyvinyl alcohol

Polyvinyl chloride

Polyvinylidene fluoride

Resorcinal bis(diphenylphosphate)

Styrene butadiene rubber

Tetrabromobisphenol A

Tertbutylphenyl diphenyl phosphate

Tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate

Tri-chloroethyl phosphate

Tricresyl phosphate

Tris-chloropropyl-phosphate

Tris-dichloropropyl-phosphate

Triphenyl phosphate 

Extruded polystyrene

Zinc hydroxystannate

Zinc stannate

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