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ECHA Adds Acrylamide to Reach Candidate List

6:00 AM MDT | March 30, 2010 | Alex Scott

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has added acrylamide to its list of 29 substances of very high concern (SVHC). SVHCs placed on the so called candidate list will be subject to further assessment under the Authorisation phase of the European Union’s (EU) Reach program. Once chemicals have undergone the Authorisation process they may face restricted use in the EU.   “Companies who manufacture or import this substance need to check their potential obligations that result from the listing,” ECHA says.   Acrylamide is...

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