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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

REACH… me a tool to get some order in the jungle of chemicals
Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals, that’s the new EG-regulation which will be implemented in the member states and probably come into force during 2007. It is a complex regulation which aims to perform the same conditions for new and already “existing” chemicals. There are more than 30 000 “existing” chemicals on the European market and of them only around 1 500 has been tested or evaluated against health and environment effects. In the link you can read more about why, how and what about REACH.
Together with the Globally Harmonised System of classification and labelling of Chemicals, GHS, which I wrote about some days ago, there will hopefully be a somewhat better order in the jungle of chemicals.


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