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ECHA proposes five SVHCs for authorization

1:23 PM MST | February 10, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has proposed five substances of very high concern (SVHC) for authorization to the European Commission: N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF); diazene-1,2-dicarboxamide (C,C'-azodi(formamide), ADCA); aluminosilicate refractory ceramic fibers; zirconia aluminosilicate refractory ceramic fibers; and 4-tert-octylphenol ethoxylates. Four of the substances are classified as carcinogenic, toxic for reproduction, or as respiratory sensitizers, and one has effects on the environment, as it degrades into a substance with...

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