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ECHA's risk assessment committee concludes opinions for harmonized classification and labeling on 14 substances

11:12 AM MDT | June 14, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Chemical Agency's (ECHA; Helsinki) committee for risk assessment (RAC) has adopted 13 opinions for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) and one opinion at the request of the executive director. A summary of the opinions is outlined below: Nitric acid Nitric acid already has a harmonized classification as an oxidizing liquid, i.e., a substance that may intensify fire or acts as an oxidizer, and that causes severe burns and eye damage. RAC agreed with the proposal by Germany to classify nitric acid into a more severe category for oxidizing...

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