RAC Supports Proposal to Restrict the Use of PAHs in Clay Targets
Last week, the ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) has adopted its opinion on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) used in clay targets for shooting. The Committee supports the restriction of these toxic and very persistent substances that are also known to cause cancer.
At least 270 tonnes of PAHs per year are estimated to be shattered by the gunshot and released in the environment with little possibility of applying risk management measures. The proposed restriction will reduce the identified risk by 99% in a reasonable timeframe.
The 60 day consultation of the draft opinion is open until November 14th, 2022.
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