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ChemSec transparency lawsuit against ECHA ends in stalemate

ChemSec transparency lawsuit against ECHA ends in stalemate

EU court rules ChemSec was right asking for the names of the chemical manufacturers that produce SIN-list chemicals, but not the...

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ChemSec launch the Textile Guide

ChemSec launch the Textile Guide - A new tool to tackle chemicals in textiles

Up until now brand owners and other companies in the textile sector had to invest a lot of money in chemical expertise in order to produce toxic...

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A well-functioning authorisation process drives innovation

The authorisation process

Find the latest updates for ChemSec's authorisation work

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SINimilarity gets an extensive update

Free of charge chemistry tool empowers non-chemists

Non-profit ChemSec today reveals the updated SINimilarity tool.

The tool gives non-experts vital chemical...

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What´s your chemical footprint?

What´s your chemical footprint?

Nowadays it's common business practice to know and publish the corporate carbon footprint. And the "What you measure – you can manage" approach...

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Second Opinion on the SIN List

Technical University of Denmark has, on behalf of the Swedish Water & Wastewater Association, conducted a second opinion on the SIN List. The recommendation made by the Technical University of Denmark is to not exclude any substances from the SIN List since no substance could “truly be exempted from being hazardous”.

The aim of the study Second opinion on the hazards associated with the substances selected for the REACH SIN* List 1.0 is to evaluate the human and environmental hazards associated with the substances listed on the SIN List 1.0 and the main question asked is: “Is there any chance that one or more of them should be excluded from the list due to lack of hazardous properties?”


The Department of Environmental Engineering at Technical University of Denmark has evaluated the SIN List 1.0 from a water perspective - each of the substances on the list has been evaluated against the European Water Framework Directive list and the World Health Organization’s drinking water quality guidelines. The substances on the SIN List 1.0 has also been assessed for their carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic properties. In addition, the Ranking and Identification of Chemical Hazards (RICH)-tool has been applied, which assesses the inherent properties including environmental fate and toxicity in order to identify substances with potential environmental hazards.

After a full assessment of all substances on the SIN List with regard to their hazardous properties, the researchers concluded that none of the 267 substances listed on the SIN List 1.0 could be excluded due to lack of hazardous properties, including all 30 equivalent concern substances.

 

Full report “Second opinion on the hazards associated with the substances selected for the REACH SIN* List 1.0”