08 March 2010 15:15 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has proposed that a further eight chemicals be included in the EU’s list of candidate substances of very high concern (SVHC) and for possible authorisation under the Reach chemicals regulation, the agency said on Monday.
The eight chemicals include boric acid, types of chromates that are widely used in industry and consumer products, and trichloroethylene, which is used in metal degreasing and as an intermediate.
If the chemicals were to be included in the list, suppliers of preparations and articles containing the substances would have to provide new information on them.
Currently, there are 29 substances on ECHA's candidate list of substances.
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