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Molybdenum removed from CHCC


The Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule requires manufacturers and importers of children's products sold in Washington state, US, to report if their product contains a Chemical of High Concern to Children (CHCC). In 2009, Washington State placed molybdenum on this list, based on a very brief evaluation.

Within a formal rule review process announced last September, IMOA engaged with the Washington State authorities to request that molybdenum and molybdenum compounds be delisted, based on a technical submission containing much more up-to-date toxicological and risk assessment data.

Based on that submission, and after the formal rule review process that included two public consultations, the Washington State Department of Ecology ordered the removal of molybdenum & molybdenum compounds from the list. The formal rule-making order was filed on 29 September, and the amended rule came into effect on 31 October 2017.

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