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KEMI Proposes Stricter Regulation of Three Hazardous Substances

October 16, 2015

SWEDEN - The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) has announced its submission of proposals to add the following three substances to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) candidate list. Inclusion in the list will make their requirements tighter when it comes to disclosing information about these hazardous substances in articles.

Substance Description Use
Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) a hormone-disrupting chemical that can cause damage to the human fetus and the environment in PVC and rubber
Perfluoronona-noic acid (PFNA) a perfluorinated substance that can cause damage to human fetuses and is even suspected of harming human fertility in food and drinking water
Hexanediol Di-acrylate (HDDA) a substance belonging to the group acrylates and can cause skin allergies In adhesives and inks