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Reach: Industry on Deadline to Notify Authorities of the Use of SVHCs

9:24 AM MST | March 5, 2012 | Alex Scott

Some chemical companies producing – or importing – substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in the European Union (EU) have until June of this year to notify authorities in the European Union (EU) that their SVHCs are being used in consumer products. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) is calling on chemical companies to rectify the situation. The law is part of the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program.   The notification requirement relates to 20 SVHCs which were included on the Reach candidate list...

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