Volume 90 Issue 52 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 24, 2012

EU Adds Chemicals To High Concern List

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: EU, REACH, substances of very high concern

The European Union last week deemed 54 chemicals as substances of very high concern. The compounds then were placed on a list of candidates for outright ban or tight regulation under the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemical substances law. Those added to the list include 4-nonylphenol, tetraethyl lead, n-propyl bromide, diisopentyl phthalate, and the flame retardant decabromodiphenyl ether. The chemicals are listed because the EU determined they are carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic . . .

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