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EU Commission consults on chromium VI in toys


The aim of this preliminary opinion is to consider whether a revision of the migration limits for chromium VI in toys or components of toys, is necessary in view of new available evidence, in particular, with regard to potential carcinogenic effects of chromium VI.

The consultation will run until 28 September 2014. Interested parties are invited to provide comments on the scientific evidence and conclusions of this preliminary opinion online.

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Preliminary Opinion
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Online opinion submission

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Link Database: European Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on the safety of toys
 Link Database: Toxicity of hexavalent chromium (chromate)
 Link Database: Industrial Use of chromate
 Link Database: Occupational exposure of hexavalent chromium
 Link Database: Legislation for hexavalent chromium at the workplace
 Link Database: Methods for chromium speciation analysis

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