Glossary
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Glossary

Manufacturer

Any natural or legal person established within the Community who manufactures a substance within the Community. (REACH)

Manufacturing

Means production or extraction of substances in the natural state. (REACH)

Mercury

Metallic chemical element.

Methylene chloride

MIR

Minimum Information Requirement. The lowest amount of information required to serve a purpose.

Monomer

A substance which is capable of forming covalent bonds with a sequence of additional like or unlike molecules under the conditions of the relevant polymer-forming reaction used for the particular process. (REACH)

Montreal Protocol

An international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion.

Morphology

In biology, the form and structure of organisms and their specific structural features

MSA

Environmental Sanction Charge (miljösanktionsavgift, MSA).

MSC

MSC EU Member State Committee.

Mutagen

A physical or chemical agent that changes the genetic material, usually DNA, of an organism and thus increases the frequency of mutations above the natural background level.