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ECHA to assess expansion of Reach restriction on cadmium in plastic materials

11:21 AM MST | January 14, 2013 | Ian Young

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that, following a request from the European Commission, it is examining the case for expanding the restriction on cadmium in plastics—under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) legislation—from 16 selected plastic materials currently, to all plastic materials. ECHA has requested evidence to help identify the impact of the potential expansion. Interested parties are invited to submit comments by 11 February 2013 via an online questionnaire...

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