ECHA Committees support 16 uses of substances of very high concern

02 October 2014

ECHA's Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis have issued opinions in support of authorising the use of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The opinions are based on eight applications for 16 specific uses from companies in which they gave reasons for continuing use of the substance. They also described their plans to replace the SVHCs with safer alternatives in the future.
These opinions represent another step forward in the process of authorising the use of SVHCs. They demonstrate that, where companies can show there is no alternative to their use, they can achieve certainty for continuing their business in the medium term (ECHA News Alert, 17 September 2014).
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