ECHA’s Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) have drafted opinions on the authorisation of numerous uses of hexavalent chromium compounds for their anti‑corrosion properties and of 1,2‑dichloroethane as a solvent. The Committees also discussed the key issues identified in one application for authorisation relating to the use of bis(2-methoxyethyl)ether (diglyme). Further conclusions from SEAC focused on technical MDA (IUPAC name “formaldehyde, oligomeric reaction products with aniline”) as a hardener in resins and arsenic acid for use in the electronics industry.

European Chemicals Agency (2016). RAC and SEAC agree a large number of draft opinions on REACH authorisation. ECHA/NA/16/30.


The above items were taken from the November 2016 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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