Decree adapting the Public Health Code to European Union law concerning the placing on the market of chemicals
This draft decree adapts the Public Health Code to the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (known as the CLP Regulation), as amended. Aimed at protecting the health and safety of the population, it contains four provisions relating to technical rules not provided for in the CLP Regulation but already existing in the French Public Health Code (for more than twenty years):
- the words ‘Hazardous - Observe precautions for use’ on all advertising relating to a hazardous substance or mixture, with the exception of biocidal products and plant protection products which are already provided for in the relevant regulations;
- a prohibition on the use of containers or packaging which have been in contact with substances or mixtures classified as hazardous to hold products intended for human or animal consumption;
- a prohibition of the transfer to minors of certain categories of substances or mixtures classified as hazardous under the CLP Regulation free of charge or against payment;
- obligation to hold the same categories of substances or mixtures classified as hazardous under the CLP Regulation in a location where access is prohibited to unauthorised persons.