Environmental classification of petroleum substances – summary data and rationale

21 Oct 2001

Environmental data on the fate and effects of petroleum substances are summarised. Technical issues relating to the choice of test methodology for the evaluation of environmental impacts of petroleum substances are discussed.Proposals for self-classification according to EU criteria, as defined in the Dangerous Substances Directive, are presented for individual petroleum substance groups, on the basis of available test data and structure activity relationships (based on composition).