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ECHA Recommends Restricting Seven Substances

4:06 AM MDT | June 2, 2009 | Alex Scott

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has today recommended that seven chemical substances of very high concern should not be used in the European Union (EU) without authorization. The recommendation has been made as part of the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program. The seven substances already feature in a list of 15 chemicals that ECHA has identified as candidates for authorization.   “I see this first science-based recommendation of substances for authorization as an important milestone,” says Geert...

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