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Summer 2022 special
Monday, May 23, 2022ECHA

Proposed CLH classification for Nitrous Oxide

Proposition de classification CLH pour le Nitrous oxide

On 16 May 2022, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched a consultation on a harmonised classification and labelling proposal from France for the propellant Nitrous Oxide. This consultation is open until 15 July 2022.

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Nitrous oxide (CAS: 10024-97-2; EC: 233-032-0; INCI: Nitrous Oxide) is a propellant listed in the CosIng.
Currently, it is not regulated by Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 and is not listed in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation.

France proposes to classify the substance as:
• Repr. 1B, H360Df - May damage the unborn child. Suspected of damaging fertility.
• STOT SE 3, H336 - May cause drowsiness or dizziness
• STOT RE 1, H372 - Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
• Ozone 1, H420 - Harms public health and the environement by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphre.
• Pictograms: GHS07, GHS08.
• Warning statement: Dgr (Danger).

A classification as CMR1B could ultimately threaten the use of the substance in cosmetic products.
The ECHA consultation is open until 15 July 2022.

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