Information from the Existing Substances Regulation (ESR)

Before REACH entered into force, chemicals were regulated by a number of different regulations and directives. The Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 -- also known as the Existing Substances Regulation (ESR) -- was one of these. It introduced a comprehensive framework for the evaluation and control of "existing substances" (substances on the market before 1982). 

The ESR stated that the Commission, in consultation with the Member States, would regularly draw up lists of priority substances which require immediate attention because of their potential effects to human health or the environment. Between 1994 and 2007 (the entry into force of REACH), four such priority lists were published, with a total of 141 substances.

The table gives a complete overview on the risk assessments performed by the Member States for each of the 141 substances listed in the four priority lists.
 
(3-chloro-2-hydroxypropyl) 222-048-3 3327-22-8 3
(Z)-octadec-9-enylamine 204-015-5 112-90-3 4
1,2,4 Trichlorobenzene 204-428-0 120-82-1 2
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C8-10-branched alkyl esters, C9-rich 271-090-9 68515-48-0 2
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C9-11-branched alkyl esters, C10-rich 271-091-4 68515-49-1 2
1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8-hexamethylin-deno[5,6-c]pyran 214-946-9 1222-05-5 4
1,4-Dichlorobenzene (p-dichlorobenzene) 203-400-5 106-46-7 1
1,4-dioxane 204-661-8 123-91-1 2
1-(5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-3,5,5,6,8,8-hexamethyl-2-naph-thyl)ethan-1-one 216-133-4 1506-02-1 4
1-methoxypropan-2-ol (PGME) 203-539-1 107-98-2 4
1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone 201-800-4 88-12-0 2
2,2,6,6-tetrabromo-4,4-isopropylidenediphenol 201-236-9 79-94-7 4
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2,3-epoxypropyltrimethylammonium chloride 221-221-0 3033-77-0 3
2,4-Dinitrotoluene 204-450-0 121-14-2 4
2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethanol 203-961-6 112-34-5 1
2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethanol (DEGME) 203-906-6 111-77-3 1
2-butoxyethanol 203-905-0 111-76-2 4
2-butoxyethyl acetate 203-933-3 112-07-2 4
2-Ethoxyethanol 203-804-1 110-80-5 2
2-Ethoxyethyl acetate 203-839-2 111-15-9 2
2-ethylhexyl acrylate 203-080-7 103-11-7 1
2-furaldehyde 202-627-7 98-01-1 2
2-methoxy-1-methylethyl acetate (PGMA) 203-603-9 108-65-6 4
2-methoxy-2-methylbutane 213-611-4 994-05-8 4
2-Methoxyaniline,o-Anisidine 201-963-1 90-04-0 2
2-methoxyethyl acetate 203-772-9 110-49-6 1
2-nitrotoluene 201-853-3 88-72-2 4
3,4-dichloroaniline 202-448-4 95-76-1 1
4,4'- Diaminodiphenylmethane (MDA) 202-974-4 101-77-9 1
4-chloro-o-cresol 216-381-3 1570-64-5 1
4-methyl-m-phenylenediamine (toluene-2,4-diamine) 202-453-1 95-80-7 1
4-tert-butyl-2,6-dimethyl-3,5-dinitroacetophenone 201-328-9 81-14-1 3
4-tert-butylbenzoic acid 202-696-3 98-73-7 4
5-tert-butyl-2,4,6-trinitro-m-xylene (Musk xylene) 201-329-4 81-15-2 3
Acetonitrile 200-835-2 75-05-8 1
Acrolein 203-453-4 107-02-8 1
Acrylamide 201-173-7 79-06-1 1
Acrylic acid 201-177-9 79-10-7 1
Acrylonitrile 203-466-5 107-13-1 1
Alkanes, C10-13, chloro (Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins) 287-476-5 85535-84-8 1
Alkanes, C14-17, chloro (MCCP, Medium chained chlorinated paraffins) 287-477-0 85535-85-9 3
Aluminium fluoride 232-051-1 7784-18-1 4
Amines, coco alkyl 262-977-1 61788-46-3 4
Amines, hydrogenated tallow alkyl 262-976-6 61788-45-2 4
Amines, tallow alkyl 263-125-1 61790-33-8 2
Ammonium dichromate 232-143-1 7789-09-5 3
Aniline 200-539-3 62-53-3 1
Anthracene 204-371-1 120-12-7 3
Benzene 200-753-7 71-43-2 1
Benzene, C10-13-alkyl derivs 267-051-0 67774-74-7 1



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