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Highlights from June RAC and SEAC meetings

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The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted its opinions on the harmonised classification and labelling of glyphosate and silver, and on restricting lead in ammunition for hunting, outdoor sports shooting and fishing. The Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted its opinion on restricting Dechlorane Plus.

Helsinki, 9 June 2022 – Altogether, RAC adopted 10 opinions on harmonised classification and labelling, including glyphosate and silver. It also concluded its final opinion on ECHA’s proposal to restrict lead in ammunition for hunting, outdoor sports shooting and in fishing, while SEAC agreed its draft opinion on the same proposal. A 60-day consultation on SEAC’s draft opinion will start on 29 June 2022.

On glyphosate, RAC agreed to keep the current classification as causing serious eye damage and being toxic to aquatic life. More details are available in the news. On restricting lead, RAC and SEAC both support the proposal but suggest some modifications. Some of SEAC’s considerations require more information to conclude on the potential impacts of the restriction. See more in the respective news for RAC and SEAC.


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