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Updated New Chemical Substances Hazard Assessment Results under K-REACH (Updated on Aug.23)

Updated: On August 23, 2022, South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) issued the NIER Notification No.2022-47 to adopt the hazard assessment results of new chemical substances registered under K-REACH (specified as below), which came into effect immediately.

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On July 22, 2022, South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) issued the NIER Announcement No.2022-317, seeking public comments on the updates of the hazard assessment results of new chemical substances registered under K-REACH. These registered substances were issued with English chemical name, CAS number., corresponding hazard properties, classification and labeling information, as well as the determination of whether it is classified as toxic chemical substance. The public consultation ended on August 11, 2022.

The proposed updates include:

  • Adding 51 substances (Given No.2022-172~2022-223) as new chemical substances with the corresponding hazard assessment results, none of which is toxic;

  • Updating the hazard properties, classification and labeling information of 32 new chemical substances that were previously assessed and registered under K-REACH; and

  • Updating chemical names of 5 new chemical substances (Given No.2019-144, 2019-178, 2019-179, 2020-203, 2022-21).

The list of these substances can be accessed here.

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