EC finally acts on chlorinated paraffins

Proposals to ban the use of short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) in the metal and leatherworking industries by mid-2002 have been issued by the European Commission. They are the first to emerge six years after the EC began a programme to review the risks posed by older "existing" chemicals - but they fall short of an international agreement signed by eleven EC countries in 1995 to ban virtually all SCCP uses by 2004.

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