Two new criteria have been introduced in PRIO and three existing criteria have been updated. The new and updated criteria in PRIO are a consequence of the four new hazard classes being adopted and implemented in the CLP regulation. The changes mean that more substances with environmental and health hazards are covered by the criteria in PRIO and several new substances have been added to the database. Two new criteria PMT/vPvM - substances that are persistent, mobile and toxic or very persistent and very mobile at the phase-out substance level Potential endocrine disrupting – substances that are suspected endocrine disruptors for human health or the environment at the priority risk-reduction substance level Changes to three existing criteria PBT/vPvB – substances that are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic or very persistent and very bioaccumulative at the phase-out substance level Potential PBT/vPvB - substances that are suspected to be persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic or very persistent and very bioaccumulative at the priority risk-reduction substance level Endocrine disrupting – substances that are endocrine disruptors for human health or the environment at the phase-out substance level Read more about the PRIO criteria for phase-out substances and priority risk-reduction substances
Keep one step ahead with PRIO
The PRIO tool helps you to find and replace hazardous substances in your articles or chemical products. By replacing hazardous substances, you will take care of your employees, your customers, and the environment. It also allows your products to be recycled and reused providing the basis for the development towards a non-toxic circular economy.
In PRIO you will find both substances that are banned and substances that are still allowed to be used. By phasing out the use of hazardous substances you can keep one step ahead of the legislation and avoid substances that are about to be restricted or banned. It is good for both the economy and the environment.
Search for hazardous substances
You can use PRIO regardless of whether you manufacture, import or purchase articles and chemical products. PRIO gives easy access to information about
- how dangerous your substances are,
- hazardous substances that may be present in materials/articles or chemical products,
- which substances you should prioritise to avoid in your in articles and chemical products.
PRIO also provides tips on how to
- work with replacing hazardous substances, so-called substitution
- work with chemical-related requirements when purchasing / procuring
- access information, via link to the EU Chemicals Agency ECHA's tool EUCLEF, on what relevant legislation you may need to comply with.
More guidance for target groups
Anyone is, of course, welcome to use the PRIO tool, but for some target groups we have produced texts to provide some more guidance.