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More than 200 Chemicals Appear on NGO Reach Blacklist

6:47 PM MDT | September 17, 2008 | Alex Scott

ChemSec (Gothenburg, Sweden), a nongovernmental organization (NGO), has published SIN list 1.0, a list of 220 chemicals that, based on scientific data, it is proposing should be banned for use in the European Union and beyond. The list has been designed to provide users and purchasers of chemicals with a first point of call to identify which chemicals are hazardous and should not be used in their products, ChemSec says. ChemSec hopes that publication of the list will accelerate the phase out of the use of the substances and the adoption of safer substitutes...

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