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The European Inventory of Existing commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) lists all substances which were on the European Community Market between 1 January 1971 and 18 September 1981. Substances on EINECS are known as 'existing' substances. The EINECS inventory was drawn up by the European Commission to meet the requirements of article 13 of Directive 79/831/EEC. EINECS was published in the Official Journal of the European Communities in 1990. The paper described how individual substances, impurities and mixtures were defined and dealt with when registered for the EINECS inventory. It is the first in a series of such papers.

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Authors: VOLLMER G ET AL, JRC Ispra (IT);DAVIS J B, Health and Safety Executive, Bootle (GB);VAN DER WIELEN A, Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer, DGMH/BWS, den Haag (NL);HASS C, Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, Anmeldestelle Chemikaliengesetz, Dortmund (DE);FASEY A, European Commission, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry
Record Number: 199710677 / Last updated on: 1997-06-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en