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Friday, December 2, 2011
ECHA to Set Up Expert PBT Group
One of the main set of criteria for identifying and classifying substances of very high concern (SVHC) in Europe under the REACH regulation are whether the substance exhibits Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) properties or Very Persistent/Very Bioaccummulative (vPvB) properties. Now the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki is putting together a PBT expert group. The group would address scientific issues related to PBT, both those already identified and those yet to arise.