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REACH
ECHA’s scientific committees support limiting lead use for outdoor shooting and fishing
30/11/2022

ECHA’s Committees for Socio-Economic Analysis and Risk Assessment back the proposed restriction on the use of lead in ammunition for hunting, outdoor sports shooting and in fishing.

Dr Sharon McGuinness starts as ECHA’s Executive Director
01/12/2022

Her five-year term as Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency starts today. 

BPR
Rodent traps can be effective at controlling house mice infestations
29/11/2022

ECHA’s Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) considers that mechanical traps are suitable alternatives to anticoagulants for controlling indoor mice infestations. However, their effectiveness is uncertain for other uses and target animals like rats.