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The Aerosol Dispensers Directive

The Aerosol Dispensers Directive

Effective August 30, 2018, these updated requirement details will become mandatory. This paper outlines an overview of Proposition 65, its’ impact on environmental and occupation exposures of consumer products as well as a summary of major changes and considerations.

This article outlines the labeling requirements for aerosols under the Aerosol Dispensers Directive (ADD), Directive 75/324/EEC (consolidated version as of August 2017). The ADD was originally adopted in 1975 and has been amended four times, with the latest amendment published in November 2016 (Directive 2016/2037/EU). In the UK, the ADD has been fully implemented by the Aerosol Dispensers Regulations 2009 (SI 2009 No. 2824). The most recent amendment to the regulations – SI 2014 No. 1130 – implements Directive 2013/10/EU which aligned the labeling of aerosols with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (The CLP Regulation, consolidated version as of August 2017).

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