Under CLP, there is a legal obligation for suppliers to evaluate the hazards of chemicals (substances and mixtures) 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 the harmonised classification and labelling of a substance across Europe. Following the submission of a CLH report, ECHA organises a public consultation period of 45 days. Under this scheme, a proposal has been submitted by the German authorities to remove current requirements for the harmonised classification and labelling of dodecyl methacrylate, including for skin (Skin Irrit. 2), eye (Eye Irrit. 2) and respiratory irritation (STOT SE 3).

European Chemicals Agency (2016). Proposal for harmonised classification and labelling on dodecyl methacrylate based on regulation (EC) no 1272/2008 (CLP regulation), annex VI, part 2. CLH report. Version 2. October 2016. https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/269cd88e-24d8-406f-b941-bb966e179ddd

 

The above items were taken from the December 2016 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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