From: Plastics & Rubber Weekly

There are currently six substances outlawed in the EU. However, the European Chemicals Agency has recommended to the EU Commission adding a further 13 chemical compounds to that list.

The new list includes chemicals used in paint production, pigments, ceramics, glazes and metal processing.

The additional chemical compounds proposed for a ban are:

  • Seven chromium compounds (chromium trioxide, chromic acid, sodium potassium chromate, and sodium chromate);
  • Five cobalt compounds (cobalt sulphate, cobalt dichloride, cobalt dinitrate, cobalt carbonate, and cobalt diacetate); and
  • The solvent trichloroethylene.

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