|SIN List 2.0 Published|
The NGO ChemSec published the second version of the “Substitute It Now” SIN List 2.0, three years after the first one was made public. The new document is a breakthrough attempt to provide a list of endocrine disruptors to be banned under REACH regulation. The 22 substances presented at a hearing in Brussels are commonly found in toys, food packaging and cosmetics.
While an EU-wide definition of endocrine disruptors is expected to be published in 2013, ChemSec believes that the new list will help in phasing out the substances before the definition sees the light.
Endocrine disruptors are one of the several groups of substances, including CMR, PBT and vPvB which make a substance eligible for bans under REACH. If you produce substances with such properties, already now you are running the risk of being subjected to a ban or required to obtain authorisation for your specific use. In August 2010 Germany submitted for the first time candidates’ dossiers for substances which have endocrine disrupting characteristics – three types of trichlorbenzenes (TCBs).
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