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.

A new intention to identify a substance of very high concern has been received.

The consolidated opinion of the Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis for uses of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated and 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated by Bio-Rad a is available on ECHA’s website.

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.

On the 23rd of September 2020, nearly 50 participants took part of the online session “SCIP Database – How to comply with the Waste Framework Directive on SVHC in your articles”.

To continue improving the communication on the presence of SVHC in articles, the LIFE AskREACH project has just published tips to companies on to better answering to the SVHC requests received from consumers.