Environmental Project, 636, 2001

Report on the Advisory list for selfclassification of dangerå substances

09-10-2001

Lack of data represents a major problem in the assessment of chemicals dangerå properties. The Danish EPA estimates that there are few or no data for 90 % of the approximately 100.000 chemical substances on the European Inventory of Existing Industrial Chemicals. Therefore, the Danish EPA has compiled this Advisory List for Selfclassification of Dangerå Substances. With the aid of QSAR (Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship) models, the list identifies 20,624 chemicals for classification for one or more of the following properties: Acute oral toxicity, sensitisation by skin contact, mutagenicity, carcinogenicity and danger to the aquatic environment. The list is not binding but intended as a help to producers /importers for their selfclassification when no other reliable data are available.

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