Dec. 23 EU: ECHA adds eight substances to the Candidate List for Authorisation

Posted Date: 
Thursday, December 23, 2010

From: ECHA

Today, the European Chemicals Agency has added eight chemical substances to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for Authorisation. Companies are advised to check the potential obligations that result from this listing.

Following the unanimous agreement of the Member State Committee, ECHA is adding eight substances to the Candidate List, which now contains 46 substances in total. ...Companies manufacturing, importing or using these substances may have legal obligations resulting from their inclusion in the List. These obligations can apply to the listed substances on their own as well as in mixtures and in articles.

These chemicals are: Cobalt(II) sulphate, Cobalt(II) dinitrate, Cobalt (II) carbonate, Cobalt(II) diacetate, 2-Methoxyethanol, 2-Ethoxyethanol, Chromium trioxide, and acids generated from chromium trioxide and their oligomers.

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