The CLP Regulation
The objectives of Reg. 1272/2008 (CLP) are to ensure both a high level of protection of human health and the environment and preserving the free movement of substances and mixtures. These objectives are fulfilled also by establishing hazard classes, criteria for assignment of the hazard classification of substances and mixtures and rules on how to properly communicate the relevant hazard information.
As a consequence, one of the most important aspects of the ever-evolving adaptation to technical and scientific progress under the European Green Deal is the addition of new hazard classes into the CLP Regulation whenever the relevant CARACAL expert group justifies the need to, with the objectives to ensure the protection of customers, workers and vulnerable groups from the most harmful chemicals and reaching the target of zero chemical environmental pollution.
In this scope, last September 20th 2022, the European Commission presented the draft of a Delegated EU Regulation, bringing many important news regarding the hazard classifications managed by the CLP Regulation.
The Delegated Act: what’s new?
While still in draft, the Delegated Act reports the addition in Annex I to CLP Regulation of four new hazard classifications:
Endocrine disrupting property for human health: Two hazard categories are defined and linked to “May cause endocrine disruption in humans” and “Suspected of causing endocrine disruption in humans” hazard statements
Endocrine disrupting property for the environment: as for the health counterpart, two categories are defined and linked to “May cause endocrine disruption in the environment” and “Suspected of causing endocrine disruption in the environment” hazard statements
Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) or Very Persistent, Very Bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties: both “PBT” and “vPvB” are defined as categories for this classification. The PBT category will be labelled with the “Accumulates in living organisms including in humans with long- lasting effects”, while the vPvB category will be linked to the “Strongly accumulates in living organisms including in humans with possible long lasting effects” statement.
Persistent, Mobile and Toxic (PMT) or Very Persistent, Very Mobile (vPvM) properties: as for PBT/vPvB properties, the categories for this classification are “PMT” and “vPvM”. The hazard statements linked to these categories are “Persistent substance which can pollute water resources” and “Very persistent substance which can pollute water resources”.
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For more information regarding the Delegated Act, please consult the following link: