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Restricted substances – more than just legislation

Why some substances appear in restricted substances lists, despite the fact they are not mentioned in legislative acts.

SATRA’s footwear restricted substances list summarises the relevant substances for footwear, and individual brand owner’s and retailer’s restricted substances lists often become industry standards. However, these restricted substances lists will usually contain more substances than are restricted by legislation. This article will explain which substances these could be and explore some of the reasons why they have been included.



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