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New substances added to the REACH Candidate List

On 27th June 2018 ECHA has added 10 new chemical substances/mixtures to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorization, so it now contains 191 chemical entries. The 10 new entries are: Three cyclic siloxanes 1. Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) 2. Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) 3. Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) Comment: Some uses of D4 and D5 are…
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Quinoline, styrene and styrene oxide are chemical carcinogens

More than 40 experts and observers from more than 14 countries met at an IARC Working Group meeting in Lyon, France, during 20-27 March 2018, in order to evaluate the cancer evidence for quinoline, styrene and styrene oxide for the IARC Monograph No. 121. As always participation in an IARC WGs is hard, intense but…
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Three siloxanes to be restricted in Europe

On January 11, 2018, ECHA, as requested by the European Commission, included dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) in a previous restriction intent of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) submitted on 13 April 2017. Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) The scope of the restriction is that leave-on personal care products and other consumer/professional products (e.g. dry cleaning, waxes and…
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Nine new substances of very high concern proposed by ECHA

 Authorisation in REACH The first step of the authorisation procedure in the REACH chemicals regulation is the identification of substances of very high concern (SVHC) and their inclusion in the Candidate List. For identification of SVHC substances ECHA or member states are preparing Annex XV dossiers. SVHC substances are: Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic to Reproduction (CMR),…
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