Why declare products and compositions to the Belgian Poison Centre?

In order to answer urgent phone calls about exposure to a product efficiently, our doctors should have the compositions of all commercialized products. There are legal obligations about the declaration of dangerous products, pesticides and biocides to the Belgian Poison Centre. The compositions of cosmetics are centralised at European level and should not be disposed at the Belgian Poison Centre.

The declarations of products by the industry to the Belgian Poison Centre are strictly confidential.

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Legal obligations:

Hazardous mixtures:

Article 2 of the Royal Decree of April 21, 2016 (consolidated version by the Belgian Official Journal) states that for every hazardous mixture for human health and physical effects, the chemical composition and all necessary information that the Poison Centre needs for the execution of the tasks, must be transferred to the Poison Centre at least 48 hours before market release. This must be done by the manufacturer or every other person who releases a hazardous mixture on the market. The guarantee of confidentiality of this information is described in Article 4 of the Royal Decree.

Pesticides for agricultural use:

The Royal Decree of 28 February 1994, published on 11 May 1994 on the conservation, the commercialization and the use of pesticides for agricultural use (consolidated version of the Belgian Official Journal) provides for the deposit of the composition of pesticides for agricultural use the Poison Center.


Article 44 of the Royal Decree of September 5, 2001, published on 12 October 2001 (consolidated version of the Belgian Official Journal) provides depositing the composition of the biocides to the Poison Center.


The European Regulation 1223/2009 and Royal Decree of 17 July 2012 (consolidated version of the Belgian Official Journal).