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The Committee for Risk Assessment evaluates 12 applications for authorisation of trichloroethylene, adopts one restriction proposal and six opinions for harmonised classification and labelling


Helsinki, 18 March 2015 – During its plenary meeting, the committee examined 12 applications for authorisation on 17 uses of trichloroethylene and consequently agreed on 11 draft opinions and adopted one restriction proposal on ammonium salts in cellulose insulation materials. During the CLH session, RAC adopted six opinions for harmonised classification and labelling. The committee also agreed on carcinogenicity dose response relationships for MOCA and technical MDA from Annex XIV.

Furthermore, RAC continued its deliberations on the French proposal to restrict bisphenol A (BPA) used as a dye developer in thermal paper used, for example, in point-of-sale tickets and receipts. As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its scientific opinion on BPA in January, RAC will take the findings into account where appropriate. This means that the committee's work on BPA will be extended accordingly.

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