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ECHA’s committees adopt 19 harmonised classification and labelling opinions and one restriction

ECHA/NR/18/68

The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) concludes on 19 opinions on harmonised classification and labelling. The Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) adopts its final opinion, supporting the proposal to restrict the manufacturing, use, placing on the market and import of C9-C14 perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs), their salts and precursors.

Helsinki, 5 December 2018 – RAC has adopted 19 opinions for harmonised classification and labelling, including opinions on the environmental hazards of lead, other industrial chemicals as well as 12 pesticides and biocides.

SEAC adopted its final opinion, supporting the proposal by Germany and Sweden, to restrict the manufacturing, use, placing on the market and import of C9-C14 PFCAs (PFNA; PFDA; PFUnDA; PFDoDA; PFTrDA; PFTDA), their salts and precursors.

Furthermore, the committees discussed and adopted one opinion on an application for authorisation for the use of chromium trioxide to modify properties of surfaces made of plastic, and two opinions on review reports for the use of PVC recyclate containing DEHP.

More information about the opinions is available in the annex.


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