The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has updated the Public Classification and Labelling (C&L) Inventory with information received by 7 March 2012. With this update the inventory includes notifications for 96 425 substances. In addition, ECHA has fixed a few bugs in the Inventory: Notifications which exclusively classify substances as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR) or specific target organ toxicity (STOT) are now included, as well as CAS numbers for NONS substances included in Annex VI to the CLP Regulation. Missing specific concentration limits (SCL) and multiplying factors (M-factors) for some entries on Annex VI have also been added. Notifications for EINECS substances declared as “not classified” could not be included with this data refresh. Users are advised to continue consulting the REACH registrations dissemination database for those. The publication of the Inventory is a key milestone set out in the CLP Regulation and represents a significant step towards transparency on the physical, health or environmental hazards of chemical substances. The Inventory provides a wealth of information from industry on how they have self-classified chemicals and shows how some companies have classified the same substance differently. ECHA has not verified or quality checked the information published in the C&L Inventory.
European Chemical Agency, 29 March 2012 ;http://echa.europa.eu ;