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Extra controls needed for most recently-assessed chemicals, says European chemicals bureau

The number of priority chemicals risk assessed under the EU's existing substances research programme is inching up steadily, the European Chemicals Bureau (ECB) reports in its most recent newsletter.

Since March, evaluations have been completed on a further nine substances, the ECB says, bringing the total to 54 out of the 110 chemicals earmarked for early screening in the EU's four priority lists. For all but one of the nine, the evaluations recommend further control measures signalling likely future EU legislative action.

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