Category Archives: REACH

New harmonised standard method for analysis of PAH

Polycyclic (or Polynuclear) Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) is a large group of related substances with more fused benzene rings. PAH occur for instance as mixtures in petroleum products and coals. In addition, PAH mixtures are formed at incomplete combustion and pyrolysis of organic matters e.g. in wood stoves and smokeries, and they have become important air pollutants, especially…
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EU overrules a Danish national ban of four phthalates

In 2011 Denmark submitted a proposal for the EU regulation of four phthalates, and in the same time a Danish ban was decided for the placing on the market of articles intended for use indoors and articles that may come into direct contact with the skin or mucous membranes containing one or more of the four…
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ECHA adds new chemicals to the Candidate List

A few days ago 4 new substances were added til the REACH Candidate List which now contains 155 substances. It was e.g. cadmium chloride. Cadmium compounds are well-known for various toxic effects, including cancer and kidney damage, and mass-intoxications have occurred, and other cadmium compounds such as cadmium oxide and cadmium sulfide are already in…
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