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Utilization of the criteria to identify PMT/vPvM substances

Utilization of the criteria to identify PMT/vPvM substances

Since 2019, the PMT/vPvM criteria have been widely used under the EU´s chemicals legislation REACH to identify persistent and mobile substances. Several substances have been subsequently regulated and 16 have been placed on the SIN list by ChemSec. A new UBA funded research project is looking at how the criteria can be used in practice by the chemical industry, regulators and the water sector. read more

Chemicals

Emergence of the PMT/vPvM criteria

Emergence of the PMT/vPvM criteria

Between 2009-2015, the UBA scientifically developed, under the EU´s chemical legislation REACH, new criteria to identify substances which have intrinsic properties that indicate a hazard to the sources of our drinking water. Chemical safety experts and regulators agreed on the need to precautionarily identify such substances of concern. This is considered as the emergence of the PMT/vPvM criteria. read more

Chemicals

PMT and vPvM substances under REACH

Wordcloud PMT substances

PMT/vPvM substances are persistent and mobile in the aquatic environment. These intrinsic substance properties allow them to spread to the sources of our drinking water. Contamination can be irreparable as these substances remain in the environment and break through filters and survive drinking water treatment. Consequently, registrants under REACH must minimise any emissions into the environment. read more

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