ECHA adds 13 more substances of ‘very high concern’ to candidate list

18 June 2012 11:19  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added 13 chemical substances of very high concern (SVHC) to its candidate list for authorisation under EU rules, the agency said on Monday.

The ECHA said all substances included are classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction.

It added that five of the new SVHCs have been included in the candidate list following a scrutiny of the comments received during a public consultation and the unanimous agreement of the Member State Committee (MSC).

“The further eight substances, which did not receive comments challenging the identification as SVHCs during public consultation, were directly added to the candidate list,” the ECHA said.

The ECHA’s candidate list now contains 84 substances.

By: Leigh Stringer
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