In environmental law,the meaning of dangerous substances technically indicates, substances that, because of their dangerous characteristics, can cause different effects on people or on specific ecosystems.
The degree of danger of substances is assessed on the basis of scientific technical parameters, such as flammability, toxicity, carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, teratogenesis etc.
A key rule on hazardous substances is REACHGift,to which must be added the Regulation 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.
In the discipline of dangerous substances must be included in a large number of satellite regulations, which independently regulate the asbestos, ionizing radiation, radioactive waste , transport ADR of dangerous goods, biocides, polychlorophenyls and polychlorotrifenines, legislation on the reduction of dangerous substances in WEEE and legislation on the dangers of Major Accidents involving hazardous substances.
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