Limitation of specific substances/substance groups

There are several problematic substances/substance groups that are difficult to exclude by means of general requirements for substances or classification of products. Therefore it is important to set requirements that minimizes the amount of such substances/substance groups in the products.

Criterion ID


Criterion level


Criterion type

Technical specification

Criterion text

The following substances and substance groups shall not be ingredients1 in the product:

  • EDTA (CAS 60-00-4)
  • Substances evaluated by the EU to be PBT (persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic) or vPvB (very persistent and very bioaccumulative)2
  • Substances on the Candidate list3
  • Substances that are considered to be endocrine disruptors or potential endocrine disruptors4
  • Organic halogenated substances besides halogenated solvents

1Ingredient substances are all substances in the product at levels greater than 0.01 weight%. Ingredient substances are intentionally added substances and impurities from the raw materials in the product. Impurities are reaction products, by-products and degradation products are counted as impurities.

2Criteria for evalutation if a substances is PBT/vPvB can be found here

3Candidate list can be found on the following link

4Endocrine disruptors category 1 och 2, see Study on enhancing the Endocrine Disrupter priority list with a focus on low production volume chemicals, appendix L :