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Reach: NGO Proposes Banning 356 Substances

12:08 AM MDT | October 22, 2009 | Alex Scott

ChemSec (Gothenburg, Sweden), a non-governmental organization, says it has compiled a list of 356 substances that should be banned for use in the European Union (EU) and beyond. ChemSec initially introduced a list in the fall of 2008 featuring 267 substances that it said should be banned. ChemSec publishes such lists to highlight to the EU how many chemicals should be controlled under the region’s Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program. The addition of the 89 substances in the latest ChemSec list, named SIN list 1.1, is...

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