– TCO Certified Accepted Substance List
Safer alternatives to hazardous substances listed here
IT products contain a number of substances that can be categorized as hazardous. These include flame retardants, used to prevent products from catching fire, and plasticizers, that make plastics, especially cables, more flexible.
TCO Certified Accepted Substance List
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|Substance name/Trade name||CAS||Type||Benchmark||Assessed||Sunset date||Profiler||Comments|
|Aluminum diethylphosphinate||225789-38-8||FR||3||Sep, 2019||Toxservices||3|
|Aluminum Hydroxide||21645-51-2||FR||2||Apr, 2019||Rosenblum||2|
|Red Phosphorus||7723-14-0||FR||2||Apr, 2019||Rosenblum||2|
|Bisphenol A diphosphate||181028-79-5; 5945-33-5||FR, PL||3||Mar, 2019||Toxservices||1|
|Substituted Amine Phosphate mixture||66034-17-1||FR||2||Apr, 2019||Rosenblum||2|
|Triphenyl Phosphate||115-86-6||FR||2||Jul, 2019||Rosenblum||2|
|Tetrakis (2,6-dimethylphenyl)-m-phenylene |
|Siloxanes and silicones, di-Me, di-Ph, |
polymers with Ph silsesquioxanes
|Magnesium Hydroxide||1309-42-8||FR||3||Apr, 2019||Rosenblum||2|
|Phenoxyphosphazene||890525-36-7, 2791-22-2, |
|Bis(2-ethylhexyl) Adipate (DEHA)||103-23-1||PL||2||Aug, 2018||Toxservices|
|Acetyl tri-butyl citrate (ATBC)||77-90-7||PL||3||Aug, 2018||Toxservices|
|Diisononyl Adipate (DINA)||33703-08-1||PL||2||Aug, 2018||Toxservices|
|Di(2-ethylhexyl) Terephthalate (DEHT)||6422-86-2||PL||3||Aug, 2018||Toxservices|
|Epoxidized soya bean oil (ESBO)||8013-07-8||PL||3||Apr, 2019||Scivera|
|Diisononyl Cyclohexanedicarboxylate (DINCH)||166412-78-8, 474919-59-0||PL||2||Aug, 2018||Toxservices||1|
|Dimethyl phthalate (DMP)||131-11-3||PL||2||Aug, 2018||Toxservices|
|White mineral oil||8042-47-5||PL||2||Aug, 2018||Toxservices|
|Tris(2-ethylhexyl) Trimellitate (TEHTM)|
Also: Trioctyl trimellitate (TOTM)
|3319-31-1||PL||Nov, 2018||Mar, 2021||Scivera, |
|Bis(2-propylheptyl) phthalate (DPHP)||53306-54-0||PL||2||Apr, 2018||Gradient|
|Oxydipropyl Dibenzoate||27138-31-4||PL||2||Jan, 2019||Toxservices|
|Diisooctyl adipate||1330-86-5||PL||2||May, 2019||Scivera|
|15541-60-3; 218768-84-4||FR||2||Oct, 2019||Toxservices||1, 5|
|Ammonium Polyphosphate||68333-79-9||FR||3||Sep, 2019||Toxservices|
Last updated: 5 November 2019
- FR = Flame retardant
- PL = Plasticizer
- Interchangeable CAS numbers
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- The benchmark is altered from 2 to U after a re-classification of the carcinogenicity endpoint. A valid assessment report must be submitted or this chemical will be removed from the accepted substance list on the set sunset date.
- Trade name specific benchmark in accordance to polymeric criteria in GreenScreen v1.4 for organic substances. Other trade names for the same CAS# number must provide a separate GS assessment since any relevant production impurity can impact the final benchmark.
All substances on this list have been reviewed and the benchmark set by Licensed GreenScreen profilers. For assessments that are not freely available, please contact the Licensed GreenScreen Profiler (Profiler) who conducted the assessment to purchase access to the completed assessment.
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