Press releases

Know more about hazardous chemicals in products – SCIP data published

You can now access data from the EU’s first public database of substances of very high concern in products, SCIP. It aims to allow consumers to make more informed purchasing choices and help waste operators to further develop the re-use of articles and the recycling of materials.

New guide available on classifying and labelling titanium dioxide

The guide helps companies and national authorities understand how mixtures containing titanium dioxide (TiO2) need to be classified and labelled following its classification as carcinogenic if inhaled.

Risks from chemicals in baby diapers not demonstrated

ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) considers that there is not enough scientific evidence to conclude that certain chemicals found in single-use diapers or nappies pose a risk. This conclusion follows an evaluation of a proposal to restrict formaldehyde, PAHs, dioxins, furans and PCBs in baby diapers throughout the EU.

Candidate List updated with eight hazardous chemicals

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 219 chemicals that may harm people or the environment.