ECHA TO CONSULT ON ADDING STAIN PROTECTOR PFBS TO LIST OF CHEMICALS OF SERIOUS CONCERN

THE EUROPEAN Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is preparing to consult on adding perfluorobutanesulfonic acid (PFBS) to its list of chemicals of very serious concern and hence potentially subject to special authorisation under the European Union’s (EU) REACH chemical control system. The proposed restriction on this key ingredient of ScotchGard’s carpet and upholstery protective has been developed by the Norwegian government, which has claimed that the chemical may have “probable serious effects to human health” and to the environment. A report released last year ...


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