Six chemicals added to 'very high concern' list

The European Chemicals Agency has added six new substances to the “candidate list” of substances of very high concern that could be subject to stringent regulation

The European Chemicals Agency has added six new substances to the “candidate list” of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) that could be subject to stringent regulation.

Cadmium fluoride and cadmium sulphate have both been included because they are carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic for reproduction, ECHA said on Wednesday. This was proposed by Sweden. Cadmium fluoride is used to make metal alloys and cadmium sulphate is used in the manufacture of electronic circuits and fluorescent screens.

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