Substances of concern

A substance that: (i) meets the criteria laid down in Article 57 and is identified in accordance with Article 59(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council ; (ii) is classified in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council in one of the following hazard classes or hazard categories: - carcinogenicity categories 1 and 2; - germ cell mutagenicity categories 1 and 2; - reproductive toxicity categories 1 and 2; - endocrine disruption for human health; - endocrine disruption for the environment; - Persistent, Mobile and Toxic or Very Persistent, Very Mobile properties; - Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic or Very Persistent, Very Bioaccumulative properties; - respiratory sensitisation category 1; - skin sensitisation category 1; - chronic hazard to the aquatic environment categories 1 to 4; - hazardous to the ozone layer; - specific target organ toxicity, repeated exposure categories 1 and 2; - specific target organ toxicity, single exposure categories 1 and 2; or iii. negatively affects the re-use and recycling of materials in the product in which it is present, as defined in relevant Union product-specific ecodesign requirements.

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