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China Introduces Guidance Framework for Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemicals

  •   24 Sep 2019
  •    Deborah Xiong
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    Takehome:

    • The Framework Guide for Technology Methods for Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances (Trial) can be applied to both the existing and new chemical substances.
    • The release of the Guide is an important step for risk assessment of chemical substances in China.

    On Aug 26, 2019, China’s MEE and NHC (National Health Commission) jointly signed the Framework Guide for Technology Methods for Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances (Trial) (heretheaafter referred to as the Guide) which was posted on the website on Sept 3 (see CL News [1]). The Guide serves as the supporting document for the Environmental Risk Assessment and Control Regulation for Chemical Substances.

    During the training course of environmental management of new chemical substances held at Jinan on Sept 18, 2019, Mr. Xiangyi Yu from China’s Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Center (SCC) under the MEE introduced the Guide. According to Mr. Yu, the Guide is a technical document which can be applied to both the existing and new chemical substances.

    Mr. Yu further explained that the release of the Guide is an important step for risk assessment of chemical substances in China. The assessment of the risks posed by chemicals to the environment and human health is a prerequisite for the safe usage of chemical substances. China is lagging its global counterparts in implementing technical norms for the risk assessment of chemical substances. A systematic framework is necessary for the risk assessment of chemical substances.

    Mr. Yu said that the Guide is only a guidance document and the relevant department will try to create a systematic framework, as well as to formulate relevant norms for the risk assessment of chemical substances in the future.

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