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28 new SIN List chemicals to start acting on

28 new SIN chemicals to start acting on

Additional 28 chemicals identified as Substances of Very High Concern and included on the SIN List

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The SIN List divided into 31 groups

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The SIN List is divided into 31 groups based on structural similarity which in turn can be linked to toxicological effects.


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”The SIN List is a major driver for innovation”

European Commission: The SIN List is a major driver for innovation

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DuPont Pays $US 3.3 Million for TSCA Violations

Chemical manufacturer DuPont has agreed to pay a penalty of 3.3 million US dollars to settle violations of the US chemicals law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

TSCA requires companies to inform the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when they have research demonstrating that a chemical could pose a substantial risk to human health and the environment.

DuPont failed to notify the EPA of 57 research studies indicating "substantial risk" indentified while testing chemicals for possible use as surface protection, masonry protection, water repellents, sealants and paints.

This is not the first time DuPont has paid big fines to the EPA. In 2005 the company paid a penalty of more than 10 million US dollars for failing to report the dangers of toxic chemicals, which was at that time the largest civil administrative penalty the EPA had ever obtained under any environmental statute.

EPA Press Release