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The European Chemicals Bureau is the focal point for the technical and scientific work needed for the implementation of EC legislation in the field of chemicals control, particularly: (i) classification and labelling of dangerous substances; (ii) implementation of the notification scheme for new substances; (iii) testing methods; (iv) existing chemicals regulation; (v) import/export of dangerous substances. Many petroleum substances (coal tars, distillates, residues etc.) are subject to these regulations. Since they are complex mixtures, possibly also containing PAHs, special classification procedures and risk assessment guidelines for health and environment need to be developed. These will be based on calculation rules for mixture toxicity in combination with data from an effects matrix and exposure data.

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Authors: KARCHER W, JRC Ispra (IT);VERBURGH J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Toxicity and risks of petroleum products, Madrid (ES), April 5, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38945 ORA
Record Number: 199510679 / Last updated on: 1995-07-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en