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South Korea Consults on Hazard Assessment Results of Chemical Substances Registered under K-REACH


On May 31, 2022, South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) issued the NIER Announcement No.2022-2401, seeking public comments on the updates of hazard assessment results of new and existing chemical substances that were previously registered and assessed under K-REACH. These registered substances were issued with English chemical names, CAS No., corresponding hazard properties, classification and labeling information, as well as the determination of whether it is classified as toxic chemical. Comments are welcome before June 20, 2022.

The proposed updates include:

  • Updating the hazard assessment results of 8 new chemical substances (given numbers are 2017-297, 2017-1034, 2018-113, 2018-654, 2021-55, 2021-116, 2021-144, 2021-200) in Annex 1

  • Updating the hazard assessment results of 7 existing chemical substances (given numbers are 2020-012, 2020-043, 2021-063, 2021-133, 2021-144, 2021-158, 2021-159) in Annex 2

For more details, please refer to the corresponding annexes.

Annex 1 – New Chemical Substances Hazard Assessment Results2

Annex 2 – Existing Chemical Substances Hazard Assessment Results3

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