Priority substance


Updated on 13/07/2018
Définition
Sens réglementaire
Toxic substance, whose emissions and losses into the environment must be reduced, in accordance with the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC. As planned in the Directive, a first list of substances or families of priority substances was defined by Decision No 2455/2001/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2001 and was included in Annex X. These priority substances were selected according to the risk they pose to aquatic ecosystems: toxicity, persistence, bioaccumulation, carcinogenicity potential, presence in the aquatic environment, production and use.
Source
According to the Ministry for the Environment and AFB
Thématiques associées
Review status
Soumis au comité de relecture.