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This document reports on the results of a study on the public availability of data in the IUCLID database. IUCLID is a comprehensive chemical database. The data which it contains has been collected in a structured fashion through an obligation put on producers and importers of high production volume existing chemicals by the Existing Chemicals regulation, reg. 793/93. This database is the central European instrument to collect, distribute and disseminate data on existing chemicals to authorities including the Commission services, industry, interest groups and the general public. Much of the public discussion on chemicals over the last couple of years has centred around one or both of the themes ' the problems of un-tested chemicals' and ' the problems of un-assessed chemicals'. The results of this study show that 14% of the EU HPVC's have data at a set level of base-set, 65% have less than base-set and 21% have no data. This indicates that there is more data publicly available than most previous studies have shown. However, it also shows that there are still considerable data gaps.

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Authors: ALLANJOU R, IHCP, Toxicology and Chemical Substances Unit, JRC-Ispra (IT);HANSEN B G, IHCP, Toxicology and Chemical Substances Unit, JRC-Ispra (IT);VAN DER BILT Y, IHCP, Toxicology and Chemical Substances Unit, JRC-Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Environmental Toxicoloy and Chemistry (1999)
Record Number: 200011944 / Last updated on: 2000-05-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en