The new hazard classes are introduced for endocrine disruptors, chemicals that are sustainable in the environment and do not accumulate in living organisms or risk entering and spreading across the water cycle, including drinking water. The Commission adopted this delegated act on December 19, 2022, and then it was passed through the "European Parliament and the Council" and published in the official journal on March 31, 2023. These classes will provide easy access to information for all users of such chemicals, notably consumers, workers, and businesses. With consideration of socio-economic impact, this class addresses the risk of substances and mitigates the risks of substances and mixtures under other EU legislation.


• Through the CLP Regulation, the EU seeks to safeguard workers, customers, the environment, as well as the free flow of chemicals, mixtures, and articles.
• Before bringing their mixtures and substances on the market, companies must properly categorize, label, and package them in accordance with this regulation. It establishes legally binding hazard identification and classification rules. This will help customers and workers identify dangerous products.
• It incorporates the classification criteria and labelling rules agreed at UN level, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).


The EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability called for consolidation of the EU regulatory system with regard to endocrine disruptors, including new hazard classes and a simplification of criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors in the CLP Regulation.

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