REACH, or Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals, will place a duty on companies that manufacture, import, and use chemicals in the EU to assess the risks arising from their use and manage any risks identified. With industry concerns about the cost of compliance in terms of testing, in-house management, and scientific and regulatory advice and consultancy, this report presents the essential details of the objectives and timescales involved with the legislation.
The objective of the new legislation is to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment while maintaining an efficient internal market complete with innovation and competitiveness in the chemical industry. The author covers the main points, with abstracts from the Rapra Polymer Library identifying the sources for further reading on this subject.
EU Regulation of Chemicals: REACH is essential reading for chemical and material manufacturers and suppliers. It describes clearly the forthcoming fundamental changes to chemical control in the EU.
The report is written by Derek Knight, director of Regulatory Affairs at Safepharm Laboratories Ltd., an expert in regulatory requirements that provides advice on testing and document submission to regulatory authorities. Knight is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the British Institute of Regulatory Affairs, and has published extensively on regulatory issues, alternatives to animal testing, food contact materials, and biocides.
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