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New SVHCs Proposed for Authorisation by Nick Boley
February 13, 2014, 17:22
Filed under: chemicals, ECHA, REACH/CLP | Tags: ,

The European Chemicals Agency, ECHA, has proposed a further five substances to be authorised by the European Commission. These substances are all substances of very high concern (SVHCs) and either have hazardous properties for human health (being classified as carcinogenic, toxic for reproduction or respiratory sensitisers), or has effects to the environment due to its degradation to a substance with endocrine disrupting properties.

The five substances are:

  • N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF
  • Diazene-1,2-dicarboxamide (C,C’-azodi(formamide)) (ADCA)
  • Aluminosilicate Refractory Ceramic Fibres (Al-RCF)
  • Zirconia Aluminosilicate Refractory Ceramic Fibres (Zr-RCF)
  • 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-Octylphenol ethoxylates) (4-tert-OPnEO)

 

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