France withdraws harmonized silica classification


France has withdrawn its intention for harmonized classification of crystalline silica (See ECHA’s registry of intentions:

 The listed reason for withdrawal:  As “work involving exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust” is now included in the Directive 2017/2398/CE, French MSCA considers that the need to propose a classification as carcinogen for crystalline silica has an added-value for human health protection mostly if consumer uses is identified. However, no consumer use leading to a significant exposure to crystalline silica by inhalation has been identified. Therefore, French MSCA has decided to withdraw the intention to submit a CLH report for this substance.

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