There are now 138 Substances of Very High Concern under REACH with the addition of another set of 54 chemicals December 19, 2012.  Producers and importers of articles have 6 months to notify ECHA if articles contain more than 0..1% by weight and the use hasn't already been registered.

Companies need to keep on top of new listings (about every 6 months) and be prepared to find out whether articles you make, sell or buy contain >0.1% adding to more than 1 metric tonne/yr.

Also track whether any of the chemicals reach the "Authorization" (14 so far) stage that will restrict use.


EHS Strategies, Inc. can help you with the implications for your company.

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