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Nine CMR-chemicals are added to the list of substances of very high concern (for health, environment)

The organization RIVM has recently updated the Dutch list of so-called substances of very high concern and has added 9 CMR chemicals to their list.

9 CMR chemicals added to the list of substances of very high concern

These 9 chemicals

  •   6-nitrochryseen
  •   5-methylchryseen
  •   1,6-dinitropyreen
  •   1,8-dinitropyreen
  •   4-nitropyreen
  •   nikkel(II)acetaat tetrahydraat
  •   ammoniumchromaat
  •   indium arsenide
  •   1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(fenylmethyleen)bicyclo[2.2.1]-2-heptanon

have been added to the list of substances of very high concern. The complete list can be found and downloaded via this link https://rvszoeksysteem.rivm.nl/ZZSlijst/TotaleLijst

According to Dutch legislation emission (waste) of chemicals from  this list has to be minimized, which means that we have to strive the absolute minimal use of these specific chemicals.

Note  that the explanation and the list itself is only available in Dutch. The Cas-numbers are however also provided.

These 9 chemicals are the so-called CMR chemicals; they are carcinogenic, mutagenic and/or reproduction toxic. Please be aware that it is not allowed to work with these chemicals unless you can show that there is no alternative available (costs are no argument here).

Please check if extra safety measures are needed when you work with these chemicals.

For more information or help with making a risk assessment or choosing the right precautionary measures, contact the AMD: amd@science.leidenuniv.nl

Check if your precautionary measures are still valid

For more information or help with either your risk analysis or choosing safety measures, contact the safety department: amd@science.leidenuniv.nl

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