Draft advisory report for public review ‘2,4-dichloro-1-nitrobenzene and 1,4-dichloro-2-nitrobenzene’

The Subcommittee on the Classification of Carcinogenic Substances of the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety of the Health Council, assesses whether substances to which workers may be exposed in the workplace, have carcinogenic and genotoxic properties. Based on the assessment and the European guidelines , the subcommittee proposes a classification on carcinogenicity and on mutagenicity in germ cells. In the present draft report, the subcommittee recommends such a classification for 2,4-dichloro-1-nitrobenzene and 1,4-dichloro-2-nitrobenzene.

Openbaar conceptrapport ‘2,4-dichloro-1-nitrobenzene en 1,4-dichloro-2-nitrobenzene’

The president of the Health Council would like to give you the opportunity to comment on the draft report. The report is presented to the Working Conditions Committee of the Social Economic Council of the Netherlands, and to experts of employer’s organizations and trade unions. Also other interested parties or persons may comment. Comments may be sent before October 17, 2018 to: Mrs B.E. Smink, PhD, (draftOSH@gr.nl), The Health Council of The Netherlands, Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS) of the Health Council, PO Box 16052, 2500 BB, The Hague, The Netherlands. The comments will be taken into account in deciding on the final version of the document.

The final document will be presented to the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment.

All comments received and the response of the Committee will be publicly available on the Health Council’s website from the moment of presentation of the final report.