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Paul Krajnik re-elected as ECHA’s Management Board chair
30/09/2022

Paul Krajnik will chair ECHA’s governing board for the next two years. The Board also confirmed that Dr Sharon McGuinness would start as ECHA's Executive Director on 1 December 2022.

REACH
CLP
Cancer-causing PAHs in clay targets need an EU-wide ban
20/09/2022

ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) supports the proposal to restrict polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in clay targets for shooting. The restriction aims to prevent further environmental emissions of these toxic and very persistent substances that build up in humans and animals. Many PAHs are also known to cause cancer.

REACH
Have your say: Nine proposals to identify new substances of very high concern
07/09/2022

ECHA is looking for comments on nine proposals to identify new substances of very high concern. Give comments by 17 October 2022.