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This document specifies a new set of specifications for PAHs under the voluntary Geprüfte Sicherheit Mark (GS-Mark, ‘Tested Safety’ Mark). The document highlights PAHs requirements for products seen in Table 1.

The testing instructions found in the annex describe the steps of sample preparation, extraction of the PAHs, purification of the extract, identification and quantification; these must be applied uniformly by all laboratories.

The GS body assesses the test results and decides whether the GS mark can be awarded provided that the other requirements are fulfilled.

From 1 July 2020 (date of issuing the GS mark certificate), it is compulsory to apply this document when awarding the GS marks to products.

The document AfPS GS 2014:01 PAK will cease to be valid after 30 June 2020.

Publication Date:
10 April 2020

Enforcement Date:
1 July 2020