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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. This article describes how substances of unknown or variable composition, complex reaction products or biological materials (UVCB substances), petroleum products and plant products were registered in EINECS.

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Authors: RASMUSSEN K, JRC Ispra (IT);PETTAUER D, JRC Ispra (IT);VOLLMER G, JRC Ispra (IT);DAVIS J, John Davis Consulting, Harpenden (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry (1998)
Record Number: 199810424 / Last updated on: 1998-03-31
Original language: en
Available languages: en