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The concepts of hazard identification and risk assessment form the basis of the work at the European Chemicals Bureau (ECB) on existing chemicals. Hazard identification forms the basis of the classification of substances under Directive 67/548/EEC. The risk assessment is a central part of the study of selected priority substances under Regulation EEC 793/93. Whilst the database for existing substances in general is fragmentary, data collection and development for the priority substances covered by the existing substances regulation is far more elaborated. Parallels and differences between the 2 programmes will be highlighted and future developments discussed.

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Authors: HART J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: The NON-Assessed Chemicals, Copenhagen (DK), October 30, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40164 ORA
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