ECHA proposes Reach authorisation for boric acid, chromates, TCE

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.

Denmark, France and Germany suggested that the chemicals be included in the SHVC list because of their potentially serious effects on human health, the agency said.

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.

Discuss the implications of Reach on the Reach Group on ICIS connect

By: Nigel Davis
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