Environ Health Toxicol.  2015 ;30(Suppl):s2015004. 10.5620/eht.s2015004.

Analysis of the utilization of existing test data for phase-in substance registration under the Act on the Registration and Evaluation, etc. of Chemical Substances

Affiliations
  • 1Environmental Safety Center, Korea Environmental Corporation, Incheon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Environmental Engineering, Inha Univercity, Incheon, Korea. cgk@inha.ac.kr

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
Approximately 2000 phase-in substances are subject to registration according to the Act on the Registration and Evaluation, etc. of Chemical Substances (KREACH), and the expected testing cost is 2.06 trillion Korean won assuming all the test data required for registration are acquired. The extent to which these enormous test costs can be reduced depends on the availability of existing data that can be used to meet the requirements of the K-REACH we examined the current availability of test data that can be used for chemical substance registration.
METHODS
We analyzed the possibility of utilizing the existing test data obtained from 16 reference databases for 369 of 518 kinds of phase-in substances subject to registration that were reported in last October 2014.
RESULTS
The physical and chemical properties were available for 57.1% of substances, whereas data regarding human hazards and environmental hazards were available at considerably lower rates, 8.5% and 11.8%, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS
Physical and chemical properties were available for a fairly high proportion, whereas human hazards and environmental hazards were reported for considerably fewer substances.

Keyword

Chemical safety; Hazardous chemicals; Hazard management; Registration

MeSH Terms

Chemical Safety
Hazardous Substances
Humans
Safety Management
Hazardous Substances
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