Many countries that have chemical legislation also require manufacturers or importers of chemical products to notify their mixtures, usually to poison centres and/or national chemical registers or authorities. In cases of poisoning or accidents, these data are used by the poison centres to quickly advise doctors, medical personnel and emergency responders.
Most European states are having active poison centre regulations in place for many decades today.
Regulation (EU) No 2017/542, amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP-Regulation) will harmonize the necessary information and mode of notification for hazardous products in the EU, starting with consumer use products in January 2020, followed by professional use products in 2021 and industrial use products in 2024.
Nonetheless, the requirement to notify hazardous products (mixtures and/or substances) to national poison centres (and national product registers in some cases) already actively exists at member state level and differs considerably between countries with respect to content and mode of submission.
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