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RAC concludes on 14 opinions on harmonised classification and labelling


ECHA’s Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) also agreed on the restriction proposal for a group of perfluorinated substances.

Helsinki, 19 September 2018 – RAC adopted 14 opinions for harmonised classification and labelling, including opinions on two fragrances, citral and geraniol, for skin sensitisation, two organotin stabilisers used in plastics and an azole fungicide for reprotoxicity, as well as other pesticides and biocides.

Both Committees agreed to the proposal to restrict the manufacturing, use, placing on the market and import of a group of perfluorinated substances C9-C14 PFCAs (PFNA, PFDA, PFUnDA, PFDoDA, PFTrDA, PFTDA), their salts and precursors within the EU. In addition, the two Committees issued opinions supporting a request for an additional derogation to the existing restriction of PFOA, its salts and PFOA-related substances.

Furthermore, the Committees discussed and adopted six opinions on applications for authorisation on uses of chromium (VI) compounds, including uses in the aerospace and defence sectors.

More information about the opinions is available in the annex.