• October 17, 2018
  • WTO

Korea drafts: "Designation of Priority Substances"



Name of Law: "Designation of Priority Substances" Major Contents: The Ministry of Environment designates and announces chemical substances that have any of the following hazards as "priority substance". a) Chemical substances that cause or may cause any harm to humans or animals due to their carcinogenic, mutagenic and repro-toxic properties. b) Chemical substances that cause or may cause endocrine disorders. c) Chemical substances that are highly bio-accumulative in humans or animals, and long-persistent in the environment. d) Chemical substances that may cause harm to human organs such as lung, liver and kidney when being exposed. e) Chemical substances that may cause harm equivalent to the above mentioned or may cause more severe damage.

Draft Text 1 is available for download in the following languages: Korean

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