Hazardous chemicals: ECHA assesses benefits of EU authorisation list

Placing harmful chemicals on the EU ‘authorisation list’, where use is permitted on a case-by-case basis only where no alternative is available, has led companies to stop using them completely in almost half of cases, with volumes of the remainder down 97%, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said on Wednesday.

by Robert Hodgson
Chemicals: to date, only 54 have been placed on the list of substances where specific authorisation is required prior to use (Photo by: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Chemicals: to date, only 54 have been placed on the list of substances where specific authorisation is required prior to use (Photo by: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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