Substitute PFAS and nanotubes now, says chemicals NGO

‘Asbestos-like’ carbon nanotubes and a series of chemicals considered ‘persistent, mobile and toxic’ should be replaced in all supply chains, according to a chemicals NGO.

ChemSec today added a range of new chemicals to its Substitute It Now (SIN) List, in the first major update to the list for five years. 

Although the persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT) classification is not recognised under REACH, Germany’s federal and environment agency UBA has proposed chemicals with these properties should be considered substances of very high concern (SVHCs). Both the regulator and ChemSec argue that PMT substances are of ‘equivalent concern’ to those classified as carcinogenic, reprotoxic or bioaccumulative.

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