EU chems agency lists 16 substances of concern

01 July 2008 20:00  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)—The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has opened consultation on the first 16 substances that could become candidates for authorisation under the European Union’s Reach chemicals control scheme, the UK-based ReachReady service said on Tuesday.

The substances could eventually be banned for sale in the EU if they do not receive authorisation from EU member states under Reach.

Interested parties have until 14 August to respond to the ECHA with comments on exposures, alternatives and risks, ReachReady said.

The list includes a number of phthalate plasticizers and arsenic compounds and certain short chained chlorinated paraffins used as flame retardants and secondary plasticizers.

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By: Nigel Davis
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