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ECHA launches public consultation on herbicide Benzobicyclon

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a public consultation on benzobicyclon, a selective herbicide used in rice fields to control annual grass weeds and some broadleaf weeds.

The consultation seeks input on a broad range of hazard classes, including: acute toxicity, skin corrosion/irritation, serious eye damage/eye irritation, respiratory sensitization, skin sensitization, germ cell mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity. Benzobicyclon is also under evaluation for its potential to be hazardous to the ozone layer.

The consultation period began on May 8th, 2023, and will end on July 7th, 2023. Interested parties are encouraged to provide feedback on the hazards associated with benzobicyclon during this time.

Link to the Consultations on harmonized classification and labelling


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