Targeted consultations on harmonised classification and labelling to assign "Reproductive toxicity" to three substances | Consultation Period 01/04/2020 - 21/04/2020

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On 9 June 2017, RAC adopted opinions on the harmonised classification and labelling of these three substances:

(*) N-carboxymethyliminobis(ethylenenitrilo)tetra(acetic acid)   

(*) Pentapotassium 2,2',2'',2''',2''''-(ethane-1,2-diylnitrilo)pentaacetate

(*) pentasodium (carboxylatomethyl)iminobis(ethylenenitrilo)tetraacetate

It was concluded that they should be classified as Repr. 1B; H360D. New information has been provided by industry addressing the adopted classification for reproductive toxicity. Based on a request from the European Commission received on 3 December 2019, the Executive Director of ECHA gave the mandate to RAC to review the opinion of 9 June 2017 in relation to the classification for reproductive toxicity and/or the setting of a specific concentration limit.

The present consultation seeks comments on:

  1. whether, based on this new information the current RAC opinion on the classification for reproductive toxicity of these substances as Repr. 1B H360D should be revised;
  2. whether there is justification for setting a specific concentration limit.

All interested parties are invited to submit comments in direct relation to the subject of the targeted consultation via the commenting webform by 21/04/2020. The comments will be published on ECHA's website.

Link to the Targeted consultations on harmonized classification and labeling


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