Comment onConsultation on the Proposal for Harmonized Classification and Labelling for Silver

WVMetalle would like to comment on the Proposal for Harmonized Classification and Labelling for Silver (CAS 7440-22-4).

In essence, WVMetalle emphasize that the classification criteria are not conclusively met and that specifically the classification proposal as a reproductive toxicant is premature. Proposing this classification when an agreement at ECHA and Member State level was already achieved to perform a full EOGRT study (under EU REACH; including DIT and DNT cohorts) is not coherent with a sustainable chemicals management strategy for addressing potential hazards of silver.

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Gesamtverband der Deutschen Buntmetallindustrie (GDB) Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie BDG WVM plus WVM plus Die Energieintensiven Industrien in Deutschland Metalle pro Klima