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European Officials: 13 SVHCs Should No Longer Be Used

1:55 PM MST | January 2, 2012 | Alex Scott

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has submitted to the European Commission its recommendation that 13 substances of very high concern (SVHC) in future should not be used without authorization. The substances are all classified because they have been identified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction. The substances are used in applications where there is potential for worker exposure.   The thirteen substances and their main uses within the scope of authorization are as follows:   * Trichloroethylene (carcinogen). A substance...

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