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PRIO – A tool for Risk Reduction of Chemicals

Regulations, classifications

The substance pages in the database contain links to information on the substance concerned in two of the Swedish Chemicals Agency's databases: the Restricted Substances Database and the Classification List.

KemI's Restricted Substances Database

Contains information on the use of a substance or substance group that is restricted according to rules in KemI's statute book. There are references here to rules that apply to:

  • Those substances or substance groups that are restricted by rules within the area of activity of the Swedish Chemicals Agency and are named in statutes in the Swedish Chemicals Agency's statute book.
  • Those substances that have been allocated the comment "ε" and are assessed as being carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR substances) in the Swedish Chemical Agency Regulations on the Classification and Labelling of Chemical Products (KIFS 2005:5). These substances must not be used in chemical products that are released onto the market to be sold to the public.
  • Substances that must not be used or have restricted use in plant-protection or biocidal products in accordance with Annexes 4, 5 and 7, KIFS 2008:3.

In addition, a large number of substances that have restricted use because of their properties but are not explicitly named in statutory instruments are missing. Examples are substances that require a licence to be used because they are highly corrosive or toxic.
To the Restricted Substances Database

The Classification & Labelling inventory

Annex 1 to Directive 67/548/EEC ceased to apply when Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification and labelling of substances and mixtures (CLP) came into force on 20 January 2009. The binding, harmonised classifications are now found in Annex VI to the CLP Regulation.

The European Chemicals Agency published in 2012 an inventory open to the public where all substances that are covered by CLP and that are classified as hazardous are included. The producers and importers own classifications are available here, as well as all harmonised classifications in the EU. From 1 December 2010, manufacturers and importers are required to provide information to the inventory.