ECHA adds 14 substances to EU’s ‘chemicals of concern’ list

13 January 2010 14:32  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Fourteen chemicals have been added to the EU's candidate list of substances of very high concern (SHVC) and could be due for authorisation under Reach, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said on Wednesday.

“Companies manufacturing or importing these substances need to check their potential obligations that result from the listing,” the agency said in a statement.

Companies may have legal obligations when substances are included on the list which can apply to the substances themselves or mixtures or articles sold in the EU containing them, it added.

There are more than 30 substances now on the candidate list.

Take part in the Reach debate. Visit the Reach Group pages on ICIS Connect


By: Nigel Davis
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