Lists of hazardous substances

There are about 8 000–10 000 chemicals on the market in Norway. Many of them have not been evaluated by the environmental authorities.

Database containing classification and labelling information

The former Norwegian List of Dangerous Substances has been revoked and replaced by the C&L Inventory Database. The database contains classification and labelling information on notified and registered substances received from manufacturers and importers. It also includes the list of harmonised classifications. The database is refreshed regularly with new and updated notifications.

The database contains classifications according to Directive 67/548/EEC and names on substances in national languages.

The Norwegian priority list of hazardous substances

Norway has drawn up a priority list of about 30 substances and groups of substances of particularly high concern. National targets for emission reductions by 2020 have been set for substances on the priority list.

Priority list of hazardous substances

Common European lists of hazardous chemicals

With the introduction of the European chemicals legislation REACH lists have been developed as tools to identify and regulate substances of very high concern. The The Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for authorisation and The Authorisation List are two such important tools. More and more substances are suggested to be put on these lists.  

The List of Restrictions contains those substances (on its own, in a mixture or in an article) for which manufacture, placing on the market or use is limited or banned in the European Union.