The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (ECHA-SEAC) concludes on Restriction proposal on cadmium and its compounds in artists’ paints

The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis concludes on three restriction proposals and examines 12 applications for authorisation of trichloroethylene

 

Helsinki, 18 March 2015- During its plenary meeting, the committee adopted two final opinions – on restriction proposals on cadmium and its compounds in artists' paints and on chrysotile - and agreed on its  draft opinion on the restriction proposal on ammonium salts in cellulose insulation materials. Furthermore, the committee examined 12 applications for authorisation on 17 uses of trichloroethylene and consequently agreed on 16 draft opinions on the applications for authorisation.

 

Restriction proposal on cadmium and its compounds in artists’ paints

SEAC adopted its final opinion by consensus, on cadmium and its compounds in artists’ paints, not supporting the proposal from Sweden to restrict the placing on the market and use of cadmium and its compounds in artists' paints covered by TARIC codes 3213 and 3212. The reason for the proposed action by Sweden was a concern for human health through the environment. Having considered the twelve comments received during the public consultation on the draft opinion agreed in November 2014, SEAC made no changes to its opinion.