Potential ethanol CMR classification in EU could spell disaster for hand disinfectants


A potential reprotoxic hazard classification for ethanol in the EU could spell disaster for the availability of hand disinfectants in hospitals and beyond, the biocides industry has warned.

Greece intends to submit a proposal for harmonised classification and labelling of ethanol by 31 December. The proposal would classify it as flammable liquid 2, eye irritation 2, reprotoxicity 2, and specific target organ toxicity 2 and 3.

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Chemical Watch, 3 December 2020
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