04 March 2013 13:47 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a public consultation on 10 chemical materials it has identified as potential “substances of very high concern” (SVHCs), the Finland-based EU agency said on Monday.
The agency has published proposals to identify the 10 chemicals as SVHCs, with the public consultation set to run until 18 April 2013.
Of the chemicals, which include cadmium and dipentyl phthalate (DPP), five are identified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction, and four are proposed to be identified as very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB).
One material is proposed to be identified as representing an equivalent level of environmental concern due to its endocrine-disrupting qualities.
To date, 138 SVHCs have been included on the ECHA’s candidate list.
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