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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

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Here you can find all of the regulations and regulatory lists in which this substance appears, according to the data available to ECHA. This substance has been found in the following regulatory activities (directly, or inheriting the regulatory context of a parent substance):

Region Legislation Long-term Exposure Limit (LTEL) Values Short-term Exposure Limit (STEL) Values Skin Designation Dermal Sensitization Respiratory Sensitization Work Sector Effective Date Expiration Date Miscellaneous Notes
mg/m3 ppm f/ml mg/m3 ppm f/ml
European Union CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive Yes 6
Atmospheric Pollutants Emission Reductions Directive
  • EU. Air. Annual Emission Reporting (Annex I, 2016/2284/EU)
    EU. Air. Annual Emission Reporting Requirements: Annex I, Table A-D, Directive 2016/2284/EU, 17 December 2016

    The National Emission Ceilings Directive 2016/2284 establishes emission reduction commitments for all EU member states . Annex I contains a list of the pollutants that EU member states must measure and report on as part of the national emission reporting requirements. Table A lists the required annual reporting requirements; Table B lists the optional annual reporting requirements; Table C lists required two- and four-year reporting requirements.

CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive
  • EU. Carcinogens/Mutagens OELs (2004/37)
    EU. OELs for Certain Carcinogens & Mutagens: Annex III, Directive 2004/37/EC (CMD), as amended by Directive 2019/983/EU, 20 June 2019

    This list provides occupational exposure limit values (OELs) for carcinogens and mutagens pursuant to Annex III of of Directive 2004/37/EC (CMD). Employers are obligated to minimize worker exposure to these agents in so far as possible, and must arrange for medical surveillance of workers exposed to these substances.

Industrial Emissions Directive
  • EU. Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control
    EU. Polluting Substances: Annex II, Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (IPPC), 17 December 2010

    This database contains the list of polluting substances for which emission limit values are assigned under Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control - IPPC) . Member states must permit all qualifying facilities in order to ensure that they minimize impact on the environment. The permit issued must provide emission limit values for pollutants on this list.

Water Environmental Quality Standards Directive
  • EU. Environmental Quality Standards, Annex I, Part A (2008/105/EC)
    EU. Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) for Priority Substances: Annex I, Part A, Dir 2008/105/EC, 24 Dec 2008, amended by Dir 2013/39/EU, 24 August 2013

    This list contains environmental quality standards (EQS), including annual averages and maximum allowable concentrations, for priority substances and certain other pollutants as provided for in Article 16 of Directive 2000/60/EC.

Water Framework Directive
  • EU. Directive 2000/60/EC, Annex X, Priority Substances, Water Policy
    EU. Annex X to Directive 2000/60/EC, Priority Substances in the Field of Water Policy, as amended by Directive 2013/39/EU, OJ L 226/1, 24 August 2013

    This list contains substances identified as priority substances that are targeted for reduction and eventual removal from waste water discharge. The list includes 'priority hazardous substances' which are subject to special restrictions.

Water for Human Consumption Directive
  • EU. Quality Criteria for Water for Human Consumption (Dir. 98/83/EC)
    EU. Quality Criteria for Water for Human Consumption, Directive 98/83/EC, as amended by Dir 2015/1787/EU, 27 October 2015

    The Drinking Water Directive (Council Directive 98/83/EC) concerns the quality of water intended for human consumption. Its objective is to protect human health from adverse effects of any contamination of water intended for human consumption by ensuring that it is wholesome and clean.

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Substance names and other identifiers

Regulatory process names
PAH
EU. Environmental Quality Standards, Annex I, Part A (2008/105/EC)
Polyaromatic hydrocarbons
EU. Environmental Quality Standards, Annex I, Part A (2008/105/EC)
Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
EU. Directive 2000/60/EC, Annex X, Priority Substances, Water Policy, EU. Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Other, EU. Air. Annual Emission Reporting (Annex I, 2016/2284/EU)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
EU. Quality Criteria for Water for Human Consumption (Dir. 98/83/EC)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons mixtures
EU. Carcinogens/Mutagens OELs (2004/37)

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