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ECSA regularly publishes new or updated documents with scientific and technical information on the products for users and regulators, which you can read and/or download here :

  • Label for Immobile Tanks containing Chlorinated Solvents
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January 2018

  • Labels for Drums of Chlorinated Solvents - Perchloroethylene
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May 2017

  • Lables for Drums of Chlorinated Solvents - Dichloromethane
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June 2017

  • Recommendations for Cleaning Machines
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March 2017

  • Storage and Handling of Chlorinated Solvents

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September 2016

  • Information Sheet for Dry-Cleaners

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January 2016 

  • Health Profiles - Perchloroethylene

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December 2015

  • Health Profiles - Dichloromethane

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December 2015

  • Product Safety Summaries Product Safety Summaries - Trichloroethylene

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November 2015

  • Product Safety Summaries Product Safety Summaries - Perchloroethylene

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December 2015

  • Product Safety Summaries Product Safety Summaries - Dichloromethane

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December 2015

  • Health Profiles - Trichloroethylene 

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November 2011 

  • List of Manufacturers of metal degreasing machines  

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March 2010 

  • Fact Sheet - Closed equipment technology for metal degreasing

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February 2008

  • ECSA Sustainability Programme - Progress report

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2007-2012  

  • Tri Charter - For the safe use of Trichloroethylene 2007
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2007

  • Euro Chlor Marine Risk Assessment - Methylene Chloride (DCM)
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February 1999

  • Euro Chlor Marine Risk Assessment - Perchloroethylene (PER)
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June 1997

  • Euro Chlor Marine Risk Assessment - Trichloroethylene (TRI)

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June 1997

  • New study on DCM
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Montreal Protocol Meeting - ECSA & HSIA side event

November 2017

DCM & the ozone layer
November 2017 

During this side event, we will provide you with scientific facts and figures on the worldwide production, emissions of the VSLS Dichloromethane (DCM) and its negligible contribution to ozone depletion.
We will consider the following criteria: global production by industry and emissions, global natural production, behavior and effect on the atmosphere, regulatory overview for DCM. The full paper is available here. A one-pager summary is also available.
More information

 

TRI Authorisations granted

September 2018

Trichloroethylene (TRI) can be used safely under controlled conditions. Five authorisations have been granted to BlueCube Germany (a subsidiary of Olin) to continue to produce TRI for specific uses, for example Industrial Parts Cleaning. Customers of this producer can use TRI for these applications under the conditions set by the EU Commission and the defined risk management measures.


 

UBA PMT criteria published

February 2018

The German Environment Agency (UBA, Umweltbundesamt) has published the assessment of "Persistence, Mobility and Toxicity (PMT)" with the desire to protect drinking water sources. Applying conservative criteria for PMT as defined by UBA, perchloroethylene (PER) and trichloroethylene (TRI) appear as number 2 and 3 on the report. UBA also aims to establish PMT as an equivalent concern to identify SVHC substance for authorisation under REACH. ECSA does not consider SVHC identification using PMT criteria as the appropriate tool to improve drinking water quality due to this being a pure hazard based approach and thus does not consider risk. TRI is already listed in Annex XIV (authorisation) and today PER is handled almost exclusively in closed systems with no intentional emission to water or soil. For further information see the ECSA position paper on PER here.


 

New Study on Dichloromethane

February 2018

Together with HSIA, ECSA supported a study to clarify the mode of action of cancer formation for Dichloromethane (DCM). The study results have been published end of 2018. The outcome of the study shows that below the threshold there is no risk of cancer formation related to DCM.

The full paper is available here.