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EU Member States Propose Adding 20 Chemicals to SVHC List

9:10 AM MDT | September 13, 2011 | Alex Scott

Several European Union (EU) member states and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) have proposed adding 20 chemicals to the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). The 20 chemicals, if deemed to be SVHCs, would be subject to the authorization phase of the Reach program and could be banned or have their use restricted in the EU. Nineteen of the 20 substances are proposed because they are classified as carcinogenic and/or toxic for reproduction. The substances proposed for...

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