The European Commission has recently published the 10th adaptation to technical progress (ATP) to the Classification, Labelling and Packaging CLP Regulation. This updates the harmonised classifications for 13 substances (including nicotine) and introduces harmonised classifications for 24 substances or groups of substances that have not been previously classified. Companies are required to apply the revised classifications for such chemicals by 1 December 2018 at the latest. Harmonised classification and labelling under the repealed Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD) has been deleted; as of 1 June 2017, these are no longer required either for product classification and labelling, or to be listed on the safety data sheets for mixtures. The latest amendment also introduces acute toxicity estimates (ATEs), which are important for determining the human health acute toxicity classification of mixtures that contain substances classified for acute toxicity.

European Chemicals Agency (2017). List of harmonised classifications updated. ECHA/NI/17/13.

European Commission (2017). Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/776 of 4 May 2017 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures. Official Journal of the European Union. L 116/1-19.


The above items were taken from the June 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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