New European chemical inventory database covering 90,000 substances

Information on classification and labelling regarding 90,000 chemical substances is now freely accessible at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website.

This information has been extracted from more than three million CLP (classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures) notifications and REACH registrations and sent to ECHA by manufacturers and importers of chemicals.

The inventory provides information from companies on how they have self-classified chemicals with regard to their intrinsic hazards, and this also shows how different companies have classified the same substance differently. ECHA states it has not filtered or quality checked the information provided.

According to ECHA this is the largest database of self-classified substances available globally.

ECHA press release

CLP register