The EDQM protects public health with quality standards for safe medicines and their safe use (see EDQM Vision, Mission & Values).

Whenever possible, the use of substances of high concern is avoided in these quality standards; most notably in the European Pharmacopoeia monographs.

Hazardous Chemicals: the EDQM complies with UNECE globally harmonised system for classification and labelling of chemicals; as enacted in the EU. This includes the supply of safety data sheets (SDS).

Biologicals: Directive 2000/54/EC applies. EDQM issues Safety Data Statements if a hazard has been identified.

Safety documentation is provided for occupational health only and is not part of quality standards.

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July 2024

Update of Chemical/Biological hazard for reference standards (SDS)

The list of revised classifications is available here.

The revised SDS can also be searched in the reference standards database.

How to access the SDS

SDS can be accessed via the European Pharmacopoeia RS database:

And the WHO RS databases: