European List of Notified Chemical Substances (ELINCS)

Definition - What does European List of Notified Chemical Substances (ELINCS) mean?

The European List of Notified Chemical Substances (ELINCS) provides an EINECS number (European Community number (EC Number)), which is a unique seven-digit identifier assigned to substances for regulatory purposes on the territory of the European Union by the European Commission.

Safeopedia explains European List of Notified Chemical Substances (ELINCS)

As of June 1, 2007, some European Union members, including Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway, apply the REACH protocol (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals).

The European List of Notified Chemical Substances (ELINCS) classifies substances, excluding polymers, that were recorded as being commercially available in the EU until being replaced by the REACH regulation. This regulation outlines the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on human health and the environment. The system was used by the EU to identify commercially available chemical substances from January 1, 1971 to September 18, 1981.

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) also applies the EINECS number format to pre-registrations of substances with a CAS No. and to substances after inquiries by the ECHA Substance ID Team.

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