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Environment hazard band

that applies to the environment hazard characteristic of an industrial chemical has the meaning given by clause 4 of Schedule 1. (General Rules)


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Environment hazard characteristics are split up into hazard bands. Hazard characteristics of most concern are in hazard band D, while those of lower concern are in hazard band A.

Categorisation Guide: step 5.4

In step 5.4 you'll find the following information:

Environment hazard band D hazard characteristics:

  • Contains arsenic, cadmium, lead or mercury
  • Ozone depleting chemical
  • Synthetic greenhouse gas
  • Adverse effects mediated by an endocrine mode of action
  • Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic

Environment hazard band C hazard characteristics:

  • very toxic to any aquatic life
  • persistent and bioaccumlative - environment hazard band C

Environment hazard band B hazard characteristic:

toxic to any aquatic life

Environment hazard band A hazard characteristics

  • Contains aluminium, chromium, copper, nickel, selenium, silver or zinc 
  • Polymer that does not have a low cationic density 
  • Polymer that is not stable
  • Bioaccumulation potential  
  • Industrial chemical (other than a polymer) that does not meet the criteria for ready biodegradability 
  • Harmful to any aquatic life 
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