Chemicals Safety and Regulations

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  • Published Date: 21 October 2015
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To celebrate the 5th anniversary of ChemistryViews.org, for five months (June – October) we highlight great pieces of content from the archives along with newly created features. For this last entry, we focus on the safe use of chemicals and regulatory issues.


The European REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation aims to ensure a high level of protection for human health and environment. Companies manufacturing or importing chemical substances into the EU are required to register these with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki, Finland. According to REACH, manufacturers, importers, and downstream users are responsible for the safe use of their chemicals.


REACH entered into force in June 2006; registration started in 2008. Since then, a lot has been achieved, but challenges remain and with every new registration deadline new ones appear. ECHA and the companies involved keep discussing on what is working, what is not, and how aligned the stakeholders are in their ambitions for sound chemicals management.




Archives

Safer Chemicals with Less Animal Testing Safe Use Of Chemicals REACH – An Overview Know the Symbols Wonderlab Comic – The Forgotten Savior

Safer Chemicals with Less Animal Testing

How can science help to avoid animal studies when evaluating chemicals safety?

Safe Use Of Chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) held its 10th Stakeholders' Day in Helsinki to inform about latest news and updates

REACH – An Overview

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is the European Union chemicals regulation

Know the Symbols

Quiz on new hazard symbols of chemicals

Wonderlab Comic – The Forgotten Savior

Regular checks of the safety equipment in the lab are very important, as the occupants of Wonderlab find out

 

Process Safety – Industry-Wide Discipline Chemicals in TTIP Plasticizers – Benefits, Trends, Health, and Environmental Issues The Challenges of Regulating Nanomaterials Challenges of REACH – Interview with Geert Dancet

Process Safety – Industry-Wide Discipline

S. Kadri, Executive Director of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) on improving industrial process safety worldwide

Chemicals in TTIP

Klaus Berend, European Commission, talks about the negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Plasticizers – Benefits, Trends, Health, and Environmental Issues

Dr. Stéphane Content, ECPI, on one of the most widely researched chemical substances

The Challenges of Regulating Nanomaterials

Dr. Otto Linher, European Commission, talks about the challenges of defining and regulating nanomaterials

Challenges of REACH – Interview with Geert Dancet

G. Dancet, Executive Director, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), talks about the past, present, and future challenges of the agency


 

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