Statement | Reclassification of formaldehyde

With the 6th amendment of regulation (EG) No. 1272/2008* to technical and scientific progress, the reclassification of formaldehyde from a Carcinogen Category 2 to a Carcinogen Category 1B and the addition of a Mutagen Category 2 has been released.

Products with a concentration >/= 0,1 % of free formaldehyde have to be classified as a Carcinogen Category 1B.

The change required by the reclassification will come into effect as of 1st January 2016.


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