ECHA adds seven chemicals to priority evaluation list over safety concerns

The European Chemicals Agency has earmarked seven substances for scrutiny due to their potential impact on health and the environment, but campaigners have voiced concern over the shortest ever ‘community rolling action plan’.

The CoRAP, as it is known, is updated annually and sets a three-year schedule for evaluation by national authorities. This year will see 14 chemicals tested by seven member states.

The updated list was published on Wednesday, after a draft version was approved by ECHA’s member state committee in December. It promptly drew criticism from the European Environmental Bureau for its brevity.

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