Under the EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulation, there is a legal obligation for suppliers to evaluate the hazards of chemicals (substances and mixtures) that are to be placed on the market, and to classify and label them appropriately. An option also exists for Member State Competent Authorities or industry to propose harmonised classification and labelling of a substance across Europe. Following the submission of a harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal, ECHA organises a public consultation period of 45 days. Under this scheme CLH reports have been submitted by the Danish, Finnish and Spanish authorities to standardise the classification and labelling of:

  • cinnamaldehyde (for skin sensitisation)
  • difenoconazole (for several physical and human health hazards, and aquatic toxicity)
  • foramsulfuron (for several physical, environmental and human health hazards)
  • mepiquat chloride (for several human health hazards, and aquatic toxicity)

European Chemicals Agency (2020). CLH reports. Proposal for harmonised classification and labelling based on Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation), Annex VI, Part 2. Reports available via https://echa.europa.eu/harmonised-classification-and-labelling-consultation


The above items were taken from the May 2020 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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