ERJ staff report (DS)
Brussels -- Chemical lobbying group Chemsec has, in cooperation with many other environmental bodies, has published a list of 270 chemicals which it says meet the EU's criteria for authorisation under REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals) This list known as the SIN (substitute it Now) list, includes styrene monomer, Aniline, Bisphenol A and other chemicals used in the industry.
Chemsec calls itself the International Chemical Secretariat , and has linked with concumer groups, environmental activists and Health groups to compile its listing. The group said the overarching aim of its project is to ensure that REACH Authorisation procedure will be an effective tool to fast-track the most urgent Substances of Very High Concern for substitution, and to facilitate toxic use reduction by businesses.
Meanwhile, the ECHA has compiled a list of 16 chemicals of very high concern, which may be reduced to 12.
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Press release from Euraktiv
16 substances of very high concerne from ECHA
SIN list from Chemsec