ECHA recommends thirteen Substances of Very High Concern for authorisation

The European Chemicals Agency has submitted to the European Commission a recommendation that thirteen Substances of Very High Concern should in future not be used without authorisation. These substances are all classified because of their carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (or a combination thereof) properties. They are used in applications where there is potential for worker exposure.

The protection of human health and the environment is at the heart of REACH. Making these thirteen Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) subject to authorisation seeks to ensure that their risks are properly controlled and that the substances are progressively replaced with suitable alternative substances or technologies.

Source : http://www.echa.europa.eu/fr/view-article/-/journal_content/84f13bf9-d6fd-41ee-aeeb-cdf2e7e9cdee

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