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PRIO – A tool for Risk Reduction of Chemicals

How PRIO relates to some regulation and to the classification list

The PRIO database contains both substances that are regulated and those that are not covered by any legislation. PRIO is not based on legislation but has to do with the substances' inherent health and environmental properties. Under Rules and regulations on our website you will find a large part of the legislation that applies to chemical products and chemical substances in articles. Please note that there is more legislation concerning chemical products and substances from other authorities, for example at the the Swedish Work Environment Authority, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.

 The Classification & Labelling inventory: 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. PRIO database is largely an extract from the Classification & Labelling inventory where substances with most hazardous properties in the long term are emphasised.