Regulation (EU) 2023/707 takes effect on April 20. With it, the EU Commission introduces new hazard classes and modifies Annexes I–IV of the CLP Regulation. According to Annex I of the Regulation, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) will be split into two categories:
- Category 1: Known or presumed endocrine disruptors
- Category 2: Suspected endocrine disruptors
The new hazard classes are:
- Endocrine disruptor for human health (ED HH)
- Endocrine disruptor for the environment (ED ENV)
- Persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT)
- Very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB)
- Persistent, mobile, and toxic (PMT)
- Very persistent and very mobile (vPvM)
Companies are obligated to implement the new classification and labeling requirements. The following transition periods apply.
- May 1, 2025: For substances placed on the market after May 1, 2025
- May 1, 2026: For mixtures placed on the market after May 1, 2026
- Nov. 1, 2026: For substances already placed on the market before May 1, 2025
- May 1, 2028: For mixtures already placed on the market before May 1, 2026
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