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EU Adds Substances of Very High Concern

12:58 PM MST | December 20, 2011 | Alex Scott

The European Union’s (EU) Member State Committee (MSC) unanimously has agreed to identify 12 chemicals as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). The 12 substances will be added to the Candidate List of 53 substances and then may become subject to authorization under the EU’s Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program. Amongst the 12 substances, 4-tert-octyl phenol was identified as an SVHC because of its endocrine disrupting properties causing probable serious effects to the environment, ECHA says. These are potentially...

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