ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has adopted 5 new opinions on harmonised classification and labelling (HCL) across Europe.
Cymoxanil: Used as a fungicide, this already has a harmonised classification as toxic through both acute and repeated exposure and as toxic to the environment. The proposal from Austria was agreed which will classify this substance as acutely toxic through the oral route, sensitising to skin, toxic after repeated exposure and as a developmental toxicant. It should also be classified as a reproductive toxicant for effects on fertility and very toxic to the aquatic environment with long-lasting effects.
4-vinylcyclohexene (VCH): Used in the production of flame retardants, flavours, fragrances and other chemicals and as a solvent. The proposal from France to classify it as a substance suspected of causing cancer in humans was agreed to.
Fenoxycarb: Used as an insecticide, the proposal from Germany was agreed which classifies fenoxycarb as a substance suspected of causing cancer in humans and as very toxic to the aquatic environment with acute and long-lasting effects.
Tralkoxydim: Used as a herbicide, the United Kingdom proposal to classify tralkoxydim as acutely toxic through the oral route, as a substance suspected of causing cancer in humans and as toxic to the aquatic life with long-lasting effects was agreed to, but the proposal from the UK to classify tralkoxydim as toxic after repeated exposure was not.
Penconazole: Used as a fungicide. The proposal from Germany was agreed that will classify penconazole as acutely toxic through the oral route and toxic to the aquatic life with long lasting effects. It was also agreed to classify this substance as a reproductive toxicant for effects on development.
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