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ECHA opens public consultation on potential candidates for substitution for triclosan, medetomidine

5:48 AM MDT | June 16, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on potential candidates for substitution for triclosan and medetomidine under the scope of the biocidal products regulation (BPR). Active substances are considered as candidates for substitution if any of several criteria—whether the substance is persistent, bioaccumulative, or toxic (PBT substance)—are met, the objective being to ensure that these substances are phased out and replaced by more suitable alternatives. The evaluating competent authority for medetomidine is...

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