The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added 14 substances to the list of “very high concern” chemicals to undergo special health and safety scrutiny under the bloc’s chemical regulation REACH. The addition brings the number of substances under scrutiny to 29.
The identification of a substance of very high concern and its inclusion on the list is the first step in the new EU authorisation procedure. The chemicals agency underlines that companies may have immediate legal obligationsPdf external following the inclusion of the substances on the list.
These obligations are linked to the listed substances and products that contain them, and mainly concern the duty of suppliers, producers and importers to provide their customers and consumers with information, notify the ECHA or provide safety data.
The fully updated list can be found here: Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for authorisation
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