ECHA identifies 7 new chemical substances of 'very high concern'

31 May 2011 11:45  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has identified seven chemical substances of very high concern (SVHC) to be added to a list of substances for authorisation under EU rules, the EU agency said on Tuesday.

The seven substances are: 2-ethoxyethylacetate; strontium chromate; 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C7-11 branched and linear alkyl esters (DHNUP); hydrazine; 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone; 1,2,3-trichloropropane; and 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid and di-C6-8-branched alkyl esters, C7-rich (DIHP).

The substances are either carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction, the ECHA said.

"In addition, as a result of the procedure for identification as SVHC, a new identification basis (toxic for reproduction) will be added for cobalt(II)chloride that is already on the candidate list because of its carcinogenic hazards," the ECHA added.

By: Franco Capaldo
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