FAQs

Substances of concern

Substances of concern means a substance that:

a)  meets the criteria laid down in Article 57 and is identified in accordance with Article 59(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006;

b)  is classified in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) in one of the following hazard classes or hazard categories:
– No 1272/2008 – carcinogenicity categories 1 and 2,
– germ cell mutagenicity categories 1 and 2,
– reproductive toxicity categories 1 and 2, [to be added in the course of the legislative procedure once Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 contains these hazard classes: Persistent, Bio cumulative, Toxic (PBTs), very Persistent very Bio accumulative (vPvBs); Persistent, Mobile and Toxic (PMT), very Persistent very Mobile (p.m.); Endocrine disruption],
– respiratory sensitisation category 1,
– skin sensitisation category 1,
– chronic hazard to the aquatic environment categories 1 to 4,
– hazardous to the ozone layer,
– specific target organ toxicity
– repeated exposure categories 1 and 2,
– specific target organ toxicity – single exposure categories 1 and 2; or

c)  any other substance that are set out in applicable EU legislation.

Source: ESRS E2 Pollution