A few weeks ago, I wrote an article after the Draft CLP Revision had been published. Yesterday, European Commission adopted a Delegated Act to introduce new hazard classes under the CLP for endocrine disruptors, persistent, and mobile chemicals.
As expected, the Draft text has only been cosmetically changed and the final version of new phrases is now available.
For the endocrine disrupting properties (in humans and the environment) the Delegated Regulation fully follows the Draft, which means the new hazard classes that will be introduced are:
EUH380: May cause endocrine disruption in humans.
EUH381: Suspected of causing endocrine disruption in humans.
EUH430: May cause endocrine disruption in the environment.
EUH431: Suspected of causing endocrine disruption in the environment.
In case of hazard classes originating from persistency and mobility of chemicals, there has been a change in the wording of the future EUH-statements. The new EUH-statements will now bear the following text:
EUH440: Accumulates in the environment and living organisms including in humans.
EUH441: Strongly accumulates in the environment and living organisms including in humans.
EUH450: Can cause long-lasting and diffuse contamination of water resources.
EUH451: Can cause very long-lasting and diffuse contamination of water resources.
These phrases are completely new in the CLP Regulation and are considered of the same importance as existing H-phrases. The classification of a substance/mixture with any of them will mean the product has to be treated as a hazardous chemical.
These phrases will be implemented in the next years, following the transitional periods laid out in the Regulation, but more on that in my next article.