EC / 16 December 2008 /Titles II, III and IV applies for substances from 1 December 2010, for mixtures from 1 June 2015.
Binding regulation directly applicable in all Member States
The general purpose of the Regulation is to harmonize the criteria for classification, labeling and packaging of chemicals and to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment and to ensure the free movement of chemical products.
No paragraph in the Regulation refers directly to substitution.
No paragraph in the Regulation refers directly to substitution but the classification can be used in risk assessment for substitution, in prioritizing substances that may need to be substituted, or to identify problem substances using information communicated via the hazard pictograms and hazard statements. Also, the classification system is used as a background for substitution paragraphs in other legislation, i.e. the Directive on protection of workers from the risk related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (Directive 2004/37/EC), and in most tools for the management of chemicals, risk assessment and substitution.
7.1 Studies or publications about the legislation or its impact
7.2 Other relevant legislation
The United nation Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) can be found here
Last update: 18.11.2010