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On 9 May 214, Regulation (EU) 474/2014 was published in the European Journal of the European Union (OJEU) to restrict 1,4-dichlorobenzene with a concentration limit no more than 1% (w/w) in air fresheners or deodorisers.  The Regulation amended REACH by adding a new entry 64 to ANNEX XVII. The amendment takes effect on 1 June 2015.

Regulation (EU) 474/2014 amending ANNEX XVII of REAH (new entry 64)

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1,4-Dichlorobenzene Shall not be placed on the market or used, as a substance or as a constituent of mixtures in a concentration equal to or greater than 1 % by weight, where the substance or the mixture is placed on the market for use or used as an air freshener or deodorizer in toilets, homes, offices or other indoor public areas. 1 June 2015

Information Resource Regulation (EU) 474/201

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