The European Commission’s CARACAL expert group will consider proposed amendments to the CLP Regulation’s Annex VI harmonized substances list at its upcoming meeting in November. The draft ATPs propose adding notes clarifying classification requirements for certain substance group entries, as well as amending the entries to which these new notes apply.
What is methylene chloride and how is it regulated?
- According to the EPA’s “Use and Market Profile for Methylene Chloride,” methylene chloride (CAS RN 75-09-2), which is also called dichloromethane, is a volatile chemical used as a solvent in a variety of industries and applications, such as adhesives, paint and coating products, metal cleaning, chemical processing, and aerosols. In addition, it is used as a propellent, processing aid, or functional fluid in the manufacturing of other chemicals.
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