EU: ECHA Proposes Seven Substances for Authorisation

Seven substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are recommended to be added to the REACH Authorisation List.

They have been prioritized from the Candidate List because of their intrinsic properties in combination with high volume and widespread uses, which may pose a threat to human health or the environment. Some of these substances are currently not used in the EU but could replace other substances recommended for or already on the Authorisation List. They are recommended to avoid regrettable substitution.

The final decision on the inclusion of the substances in the Authorisation List and on the dates by which companies will need to apply for authorisation to ECHA will be taken by the European Commission in collaboration with the Member States and the European Parliament.

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