ECHA’s committees back restricting over 1 000 skin sensitising chemicals used in clothing and other articles
The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) supports France and Sweden’s proposal to restrict the use of skin sensitising substances in clothing, footwear and other articles with similar skin contact.
If adopted, the restriction will prevent many people from developing new skin allergies while also relieving the symptoms of many of those who already have them. This is expected to result in health benefits equivalent of at least €708 million per year.
New intention to identify a substance of very high concern
An intention has been received for phenol, alkylation products(mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched or linear alkylchains from propene oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/or combinations thereof (PDDP) (EC -, CAS -).
Poison centre notifications: Annex VIII guidance now available in 23 EU languages
The current version of the Guidance on harmonised information relating to emergency health response – Annex VIII to CLP – is now available in 23 EU languages.
The next update to this guidance will also include the changes brought by the second amendment to Annex VIII. This next version is currently undergoing a formal consultation and the draft is already available on ECHA’s website.
Webinar: How to manage your biocidal product families
15 October 2020, 11:00 – 13:00 Helsinki time
If you work or plan to work with an application for product authorisation for a biocidal product family, then this webinar is for you.
It will give you an overview of the state of play on biocidal product families in the EU. You will also hear about the practical experience gained by a national authority and industry on the revised biocidal product family concept.
The webinar will be published on our home page on the day of the event at 11:00 together with a live Q&A where we will be answering your questions until 13:00. No registration is required.
New ECHA Board of Appeal decision on data and cost sharing
The Board of Appeal has published a new decision concerning data and cost sharing. The appellant contested ECHA’s decision to grant another company permission to refer to vertebrate animal studies available in the appellant’s registration dossier. The Board of Appeal dismissed the appeal.