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13 August 2015

The European Chemicals Agency has received applications for authorisation for the continued use of chromium trioxide in surface engineering applications



ECHA has received four applications for authorisation:

  • six uses of chromium trioxide (EC 215-607-8)
  • a use of sodium chromate (EC 231-889-5)
  • a use of sodium dichromate (EC 234-190-3)
  • a use of 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) (EC 203-458-1).

Further information about the uses that authorisation is applied for, including the description of the function of the substance, exposure scenarios, possible alternatives identified by the applicants, together with socio-economic information, is available on ECHA’s website. Full details can be found at



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