14 January 2013 13:17 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is examining the case for expanding the restriction on cadmium in certain plastics, it said on Monday.
“Following a request from the European Commission, the ECHA is examining the case for expanding the restriction on cadmium in plastics from the current 16 specific plastic materials listed in Annex XVII of Reach [Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals] to all plastic materials,” it said.
The agency is also asking for evidence to help identify the impact of this potential expansion, it added.
The ECHA has called for anyone who could be affected by a widening of this restriction, or who holds information on relevant uses of cadmium and its compounds in plastics – or on possible alternatives – to submit comments before 11 February 2012 via an online questionnaire available on its website.
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