Plan to extend EU's CMR chemicals ban list

Forty-two substances to be newly banned from public sale through inclusion in toxic chemicals list

Forty-two substances are to be banned from sale to the EU public under a directive proposed by European Commission on 7 October. All are being restricted after being listed earlier this year as carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR).

The proposed law amends for the 29th time the EU's 1976 directive on marketing and use restrictions on dangerous substances and preparations. In all it inserts 346 entries in an annex of the directive. In most cases, however, the changes involve reclassification of substances already classified as CMRs, and therefore already banned from public sale.

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