South Korea Updates Hazard Evaluation Results for New Substances Registered under K-REACH

  •   8 Sep 2017
  •    Nadine He

    South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) issued NIER Announcement No. 2017-37 on 8 Sep 2017, making public the updates of hazard evaluation results for new chemical substances registered under K-REACH. The updates took effect immediately.

    The updates are summarized as below:

    • 343 new substances (given number as 2017-451~2017-793) registered under K-REACH were recently issued with corresponding hazard evaluation results.
    • The chemical names of 9 new substances (given number as 2016-9, 2016-627, 2016-664, 2016-715, 2016-732, 2016-741, 2016-216, 2016-247, 2017-379) previously assessed were updated
    • The hazard evaluation results of 19 new substances (given number as 2016-19, 2016-28, 2016-60, 2016-174, 2016-279, 2016-311, 2016-323 2016-460, 2016-470, 2016-478, 2016-479, 2016-682, 2016-711, 2016-778, 2016-849, 2016-1093, 2017-311, 2017-359, 2017-408) previously assessed were updated.
    • Errors were corrected for 3 new substances (given number as 2015-10, 2017-426, 2017-427). “Substances which in contact with water emit flammable gases (2.12)” was changed to “Substances and mixtures which in contact with water emit flammable gases (2.12)”

    The previous updates for the lists of new substances registered under K-REACH associated with hazard evaluation results were reported by ChemLinked as below:

    • NIER Announcement No.2015-18 on 17 Dec 2015 (CL news)
    • NIER Announcement No.2016-5 on 25 Apr 2016 (CL news)
    • NIER Announcement No.2016-11 on 4 Aug 2016 (CL news)
    • NIER Announcement No.2016-18 on 30 Sep 2016 (CL news)
    • NIER Announcement No. 2017-5 on 3 Apr 2017 (CL news
    • NIER Announcement No. 2017-9 on 27 Jun 2017 (CL news)

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