ECHA recommends authorization ten SVHC

ECHA recommends authorization for ten SVHC

5:36 AM, 19th January 2013
ECHA recommends authorization for ten SVHC

HELSINKI, FINLAND: ECHA recommended substances for authorisation from the Candidate List that are classified as carcinogenic or toxic to reproduction and are used in applications where there is potential for worker exposure. The 10 new substances have been prioritised based on their hazard properties, volumes used, and use related potential for exposure to humans.

For each substance recommended for inclusion in Annex XIV, a deadline (the sunset date) is suggested after which companies will only be able to use it within the EU if an authorisation has been granted. The authorisation regime is one of the core mechanisms of REACH for the protection of human health and the environment. Making these 10 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) subject to authorisation ensures that their risks are properly controlled and that the substances are progressively replaced with suitable alternative substances or technologies.

The 10 substances in the scope of authorisation are - formaldehyde (carcinogenic); arsenic acid (carcinogenic); dichromium tris chromate (carcinogenic); strontium chromate (carcinogenic); potassium hydroxyoctaoxodi­zincatedichromate (carcinogenic); pentazinc chromate octahydroxide (carcinogenic); bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether (toxic for reproduction); N,N-dimethylacetamide (toxic for reproduction); 1,2-dichloroethane (carcinogenic); 2,2'-dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline (carcinogenic).

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