New consultations for harmonised classification and labelling launched

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched public consultations on the harmonised classification and labelling proposals for1,2-dihydroxybenzene; pyrocatechol(EC 204-427-5) andsodium hypochlorite, solution % Cl active(EC 231-668-3). Pyrocatecholis a major intermediate for synthesis of molecules for agrochemical use. It is an intermediate for perfumes, cosmetics and aromas. It is also used in various areas such as: anticorrosion agent; antioxidant for rubber, olefins and polyofins, polyurethanes; therapeutic agent; bonding agents; tanning agent, synthetic tannins or photography; catalysts. Sodium hypochloriteis used mainly in chemical synthesis, for bleaching, for cleaning, disinfection and sanitation in household, for municipal water and sewage disinfection. It is also approved as an active substance in plant protection products in the EU. The final date for submitting comments for both substances is23 November 2015. Further information on the consultations is available at: Current CLH consultations

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