2.2 The Nordic product registers

Posted by Berit-Aya Jensen on 10/09/2015

2.2      The Nordic product registers

 

The Nordic product registers are central registers that keep information on chemical substances and products. National legislation requires manufacturers and importers to declare chemical substances and products to the product registers. Data in the registers includes information on function, industrial category, classification, composition, quantity etc. The registers are useful tools for the national authorities and poison information centres in efforts to prevent injury to health and environmental damage resulting from chemicals. Data in the registers is used as support for risk assessments, statistical calculations, substance flow analyses and supervision activities, and SPIN is intended to become an important tool in the same kind of work.