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Groups Press EU to Add Endocrine Disruptors to SVHC List

8:52 AM MDT | May 9, 2011 | Alex Scott

Environmental advocacy group ChemSec (Gothenburg, Sweden) has added 22 substances to a list of chemicals that it says should be banned under the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach). The group says the substances include endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) that pose a threat to human health and the environment, and the process for restricting them under Reach is not moving forward quickly enough. All of the 22 substances have been identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) under the Reach program...

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