Introduction of new hazard classes as part of the revision to Regulation (EC No 1272/2008) (CLP).

The commission’s “Chemical Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment” adopted in 2020 highlighted the need to strengthen the legal framework of the CLP regulation and to enhance the controls with regards to endocrine disruptors and environmentally toxic, persistent, mobile & bioaccumulative substances. In response the commission released a legislative proposal which will amend CLP and introduce new hazard classes.  The amendment of the regulation will allow for new hazard classes and labelling for Endocrine Disruptors and for Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic, Very Persistent Very Bioaccumulative, Persistent Mobile Toxic & Very Persistent Very Mobile substances/mixtures.

Key points:

  • The update of regulation EC No 1272/2008 introduces separate endocrine disrupting hazard classes for health and the environment. Each hazard class further split into Category 1 ( Known or presumed endocrine disruptor) and Category 2 ( Suspected endocrine disruptor)
  • New generic concentration limits triggering classification of the mixture will be introduced
  • The draft legislation introduces new hazard classes to cover the following: Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT), Very Persistent, Very Bioacumulative (vPvB), Persistent, Mobile and Toxic (PMT) and Very Persistent, Very mobile (vPvM).
  • The draft legislation lays down specific criteria to allow a substance to be classified according to the above four hazard classes.
  • Mixtures will be classified as one of these four hazards if it contains any substances carrying these four classifications above 0.1%.
  • All hazard statements and labelling requirements have been laid out in the regulation.

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