Silver

 Chairman: Rob Garrett, (Ames Goldsmith, United Kingdom)
 Secretariat Officer Responsible: Katrien Arijs

Silver and silver compounds have been registered. All these dossiers are now in the maintenance phase. In 2014, silver was listed on the CoRAP (Community Rolling Action Plan) list for Substance Evaluation for concerns related to environmental behavior and ecotoxicity of nanoforms. The final decision was issued in June 2016 and requested information on ecotoxicity, physico-chemical properties and uses of nanosilver. Furthermore, if any of the ecotoxicity tests indicated a higher toxicity for the nanoform than for ionic silver, information on environmental fate of nanosilver had to be provided. The dossier has been updated in July 2017 with the information on ecotoxicity, physico-chemical properties and uses of nanosilver. Since the ecotoxicity tests did not indicate a higher toxicity for the nanoform than for ionic silver, further fate testing was not needed.

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SILVER & SILVER COMPOUNDS INVENTORY (INCLUDING CLASSIFICATIONS) AND ID CARDS :

IDENTIFIED USES OF SILVER :

The identified uses of the silver substances registered by the PMC have been covered in Exposure Scenarios (ES) when needed. These Exposure Scenarios are not only a requirement for the REACH registration dossiers but must also be communicated down the supply chain to downstream users (DU) via the Extended Safety Data Sheets (eSDS).

Once a DU has received the eSDS, they need to:

  • Check whether it covers their use
  • Check whether the conditions of safe use correspond to the operational conditions and risk management measures implemented at their site.

This section of the website has been developed to assist in the communication along the supply chain. It provides to all PMC members but also downstream users and potential new co-registrants with the most recent list of identified uses and versions of existing DU ES extracted from the chemical safety reports (CSR) of silver and silver compounds covered by the PMC.

You will find below the list of identified uses (and Exposure Scenarios when relevant) by substance.
 Disilver oxide uses
 Disilver(1+) sulphate uses
 Silver uses
 Silver Bromide uses
  Silver Carbonate uses
 Silver Chloride uses
 Silver Iodide uses
 Silver Nitrate uses

If your use is not covered or if you need more information, please do not hesitate to  contact us.

 ECHA website section for Downstream Users (available in 22 EU languages)
 Guidance documents drafted by Eurometaux and ECHA