OECD HPV Dossiers
In 1998, the Chemical Industry set itself the goal of delivering assessments to the OECD by providing data and initial hazard assessments for approximately 1,000 HPV chemicals, representing more than 90% of global chemicals production.
The information gathered consists of a Screening Information Data Set (SIDS) Dossier, which is a basic set of health and environment data required for making an initial hazard assessment of HPV chemicals by the member countries of the OECD. SIDS data are used to "screen" the chemicals and set priorities for further testing or risk assessment and risk management activities.
The HPV programme is facing several challenges. The demands placed on company resources by REACH - the Europe Union's chemicals legislation - have limited industry's ability to move more rapidly on its HPV commitments. This is true for both EU and non-EU companies with registration obligations and has resulted in fewer HPV submissions.
Euro Chlor is committed to improving the management and knowledge of its chemicals through voluntary initiatives such as the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) HPV (High Production Volume) Initiative and is actively working to support consortia and companies in developing timely and high quality dossiers for chlorinated compounds on the ICCA HPV list.
More information about the ICCA HPV on icca-chem.org.
ECSA actively supports the Swiss authorities in preparing the SIDS Dossier for the Methylene Chloride
substance and Carbon Tetrachloride substance.
Consult the data of thousands of chemicals on the OECD Global Portal to Inform on Chemical Substances.
Last update: 12/2014