Upcoming deadlines for 2022:
BPC-44 (October 2022) aims to decide about the approval of “Ozone generated from oxygen”, PT 2, 4, 5, 11, and “MES”, PT 1.
BPC-45 (December 2022) aims to decide about the approval of “Bardap 26”, PT2 and 4.
News in 2022:
RAC Committee decision about harmonized classification of silver
RAC agreed to classify silver as a substance that may cause damage to the nervous system (STOT RE 2; H373 (nervous system)) and is suspected of damaging fertility (Repr. 2; H361f). RAC did not support the proposal by Sweden to classify silver as a substance that may cause an allergic skin reaction (Skin Sens. 1; H317), is suspected of causing genetic defects (Muta. 2; H341) and may damage the unborn child (Repr. 1B; H360D). For the aquatic toxicity classification, RAC decided to split the classification as follows –to recommend no classification for silver massive (particle diameter ≥ 1 mm), very toxic to aquatic life (Aquatic Acute 1; H400, M=10) and very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects (Aquatic Chronic 1; H410, M=10) for silver powder (particle diameter > 100 nm < 1 mm) and the same classification for silver nano (particle diameter > 1 nm ≤ 100 nm), but with acute and chr