Information for producers and importers of chemicals
Poisoning Information Centre's information of chemical products
The Estonian Poisoning Information Centre performs risk assessments and offer guidelines for treatment in case of emergencies. This service is provided by the Estonian Poisoning Information Centre, which is a public service hot-line open around the clock all days in Estonian, Russian language.
In general safety data sheets (SDS) provide sufficient information about the chemical products for the poisoning centre to provide guidelines for treatment. The Poisoning Centre does not have the resources to file and store SDS’s from all products on the Estonian market. Therefore we encourage companies to make their SDSs easily available on the internet by Google search for the Poisoning Centre to download at an emergency call.
SDS’s need clear identifications of product name, manufacturing company and approximate concentrations of hazardous and non-hazardous substances in the product. In order to evaluate the risk of poisoning and give treatment recommendations, the Poisoning Information Centre needs to know, as precise as possible, the value of pH, general characteristics like color, smell, and physical form (solid, powder, granule, liquid, gas etc.), and the product information concerning the intent of a product.
So far, the Poison Information Center has received all of the reliable information directly from the producers/manufacturers who want to ensure the utmost safety of their customers. Companies may label their products with the emergency telephone number of the Estonian Poisoning Information Centre, tel. 16662 and we will be able to provide guidance in case of emergency cases. Adding the number 16662 is free of charge.
Important information for producers and importers of cosmetics products
The Cosmetic Products Notification Portal is now online!
In the context of the implementation of Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products, the EC will run a Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP).
All manufacturers that place cosmetic products on the European market will have to notify these products to the CPNP. The CPNP is making this information available electronically to the Competent Authorities (for the purposes of market surveillance, market analysis, evaluation and consumer information) and to the Poisoning Centres (for the purposes of medical treatment).
More information on CPNP, and in particular on how to connect, can be found in the CPNP User Manual under the 'news' section.
Estonian Poisoning Information Centre consider this European notification is sufficient and manufactures may stop declarations to the Estonian Poisoning Center and switch to the European notification.
In the past, data on cosmetic products were supplied to European Poisons centres voluntarily or, in some countries, based on national laws. In a forthcoming amendment of the European cosmetics regulation the process will be substantially harmonized.