Eight chemical substances added to Europe SVHC 'candidate list'

15 December 2010 12:17  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Eight chemical substances have been added to the “candidate list” of substances of very high concern (SVHC) for authorisation under EU rules, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said on Wednesday.

Companies were advised to check the potential obligations that result from the listing.

“Following the unanimous agreement of the member state committee, ECHA is adding eight substances to the candidate list, which now contains 46 substances in total,” the agency said.

The eight substances are: chromium trioxide; acids generated from chromium trioxide and their oligomers; cobalt(II)sulphate; cobalt(II)dinitrate; cobalt(II)carbonate; cobalt(II)diacetate; 2-methoxyethanol and 2-ethoxyethanol.

The substances were either carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR), the ECHA said.

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