In an article published on August 15, 2018, by regulatory news provider Chemical Watch, editor Luke Buxton informed about a position paper by the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) regarding the database on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles that was announced by the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) in July 2018 (FPF reported).

In its comments, BEUC calls on ECHA to ensure that the SVHC database will be designed to correct the current shortcomings of REACH regarding the notification of SVHCs in articles, the communication of information on SVHCs in the supply-chain, and consumer access to information on SVHCs in products. “BEUC strongly urges ECHA to develop the [d]atabase with a view to achieve the general REACH objectives on Candidate List substances, including their substitution with safer alternatives,” the paper reads.

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Luke Buxton (August 15, 2018). “‘Ambitious’ database on SVHCs in articles needed – BEUC.Chemical Watch

BEUC (2018). “BEUC comments to: Database on Candidate List substances in articles for waste operators and consumers’ (Doc. CA/57/2018).(pdf)