Dec. 7 EU: RAC adopts seventeen scientific opinions

Posted Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2012

This press release is brought to you by the ECHA.

The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has adopted fifteen opinions for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH), one opinion at the Executive Director's request concerning the safety of a plant protection product (Article 77(3)) and an opinion on the restriction proposal of Chromium VI in leather compounds.

The fifteen CLH opinions are on the following substances:


3-Iodo-2-propynylbutylcarbamate (IPBC)



Tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol (THFA)


(1-methylethylidene)di-4,1-phenylene tetraphenyl diphosphate (Fyrolflex)

Tetrakis (2,6-dimethylphenyl)-m-phenylene biphosphate (PX-200)



Muscalure (cis-Tricos-9-ene)

Dimethyltin dichloride (DMTC)

Dimethyltin bis(2-ethylhexylmercaptoacetate) (DMT EHMA)

Benzoic acid



RAC is responsible for preparing the opinion of the Agency on applications for authorisation, proposals for restrictions and proposals for harmonised classification and labelling. RAC also prepares opinions on specific questions relating to risks of chemicals to human health or the environment and on any other aspects concerning the safety of substances at the Executive Director's request. The final decision for proposals for harmonised classification and labelling, for proposals for restrictions as well as on applications for authorisation will be taken by the European Commission through a committee procedure.

For more information and the accepted opinions please refer to the link above.


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