Classification and labelling

Classification and labelling express how hazardous a product is to human health and the environment and whether the product is flammable/explosive or has other hazardous properties of which people should be made especially aware. The Danish Environmental Protection Agency determines the classification of a product on the basis of the available studies. This classification determines the hazard warning to be printed on the label.

The purpose of classification and labelling is to inform and warn the user of the hazardous properties of chemicals and chemical products. The CLP Regulation is applied across the EU, and consists of hazard statements and precautionary. These are displayed on a hazard label bearing hazard pictograms, indications of danger, “hazard statements” (H phrases) and “precautionary statements” (P phrases) and a specification of the hazardous contents.

The hazard label must be in Danish and include a range of information about the product as well as hazard symbols, risk phrases and safety phrases.

More information

See and download hazard pictograms (UNESE web pages)

For more information about the CLP regulation and H- and P- statements please refer to ECHA homepage

The list of harmonised classification
The EU has common rules governing the classification of chemical substances (including biocides). The list of harmonised classification (formerly known as the “List of dangerous substances”) lists approximately 8,000 chemical substances and groups of substances classified under these rules. It is possible to search in the list.

N-Class , database for environmental classification (at
Lists the chemical substances discussed by the EU’s working group on environmental hazard classification.

CLP - EU Classification Regulation

Read more about the CLP Classification Regulation on the EC-Commission website