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ECHA Issues Updated Guidance on Mixtures for Downstream Users by Nick Boley
October 23, 2014, 08:30
Filed under: chemicals, ECHA, REACH/CLP | Tags: , , ,

The European Chemicals Agency, ECHA, has issued revised guidance for downstream users under the REACH Regulation. The revision to the guidance document regarding the concentrations of substance posing human health or environmental hazards,  substances that are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic or very persistent and very bioaccumulative, and substances  of very high concern (SVHCs) included in the Candidate List for authorisation.

The new guidance states clearly the concentrations of these substances in mixtures formulated by downstream users (DUs) above which Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) are mandatory, so that the relevant information can be properly communicated along the supply chain.

This may lead, in some cases, to the need for analysis of mixtures to be carried out in order to fully understand the concentrations of any hazardous substances present in the mixture. Such analyses must be accurate at the limits specified, and should therefore be carried out by accredited laboratories using validates test methods.

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