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EU Designates GenX, Other Chemicals as High Concern

July 16, 2019, 5:13 PM

A European Union move to designate four chemicals—including PFOA substitute GenX—as substances of very high concern could affect companies including BASF SE, Chemours Netherlands BV, and Huntsman Advanced Materials.

The addition of the chemicals to a high-concern list under the EU’s REACH law flags to companies that the sale or use of the substances in the bloc could be banned unless companies can prove they need specific continued-use authorizations.

The European Chemicals Agency said July 16 it had added the substances to the list because they were toxic to reproduction, had endocrine-disrupting properties or raised broad-ranging concerns about...

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