New CLH consultation launched on four substances
ECHA has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for dibutyltin dilaurate, quinolin-8-ol, cyanamide and fipronil.
Dibutyltin dilaurate is mainly used as a catalyst and as a stabiliser for PVC. The substance does not yet have harmonised classification and the dossier submitter, Norway, proposes classification for germ cell mutagenicity, reproductive toxicity and specific target organ toxicity — repeated exposure (immune system).
Quinolin-8-ol; 8-hydroxyquinoline is an active substance in plant protection products which are used to control fungal and bacterial diseases in plants. It is also used as a laboratory reagent. This pesticide does not have an existing harmonised classification and the dossier submitter, Spain, is proposing classification for health and environmental hazards.
Cyanamide is a biocidal and pesticidal active substance and the dossier submitter, Germany, is proposing changes and additions to the current harmonised classification for health and environmental hazards.
Fipronil is an insecticide and has an existing harmonised classification and labelling. The CLH report, submitted by France, proposes modification to the M factor for Aquatic acute classification and addition of the M factor for Aquatic chronic classification. The deadline for submitting comments on the four proposals is 10 November 2014.