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European Chemicals Agency ECHA - guide
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) was officially opened on 3 June 2008 by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Finnish Prime Matti ...
ECHA - Implementing REACH in practice
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki is opening today. This coincides with the start of the key processes of pre-registration and registration ...
EU Regulation of Chemicals: REACH (Rapra Review Reports) (Paperback)
Chemical control measures in the EU are soon to be dramatically revised, and this "Rapra Review Report" sets the scene by describing the key facts of the ...
European Commission website on the various European Union initiatives to protect EU citizens' health and the environment from the dangers of mercury.
The REACH Directive - Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
Full text of REACH Directive - from the Official Journal of the European Union L 136, 29.05.2007. In order to introduce a chemical substance on the European ...
European Chemicals Bureau - guide
On 29 April 2008, the European Chemicals Bureau (ECB) at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre celebrated 15 years of contributing to a high level of ...
Chemicals Reference Documents
EU reference documentation related to CLP (the Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures) and specific chemicals.
REACH EU chemicals policy - Q&A
Questions and Answers on the European Union's new Chemicals policy, REACH
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the REACH Regulation - Questions and Answers
The new European chemicals legislation, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restrictions of Chemicals) entered into force on 1 June 2007, and ...
On 29 October 2003, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new EU regulatory framework for chemicals. Under the proposed new system called REACH ...
REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals
REACH is the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force on 1st June 2007. It streamlines and ...
Chemicals and the EU
Latest news and information on the chemicals sector in the European Union.
EU ban on dimethylfumarate (DMF) in consumer products such as sofas and shoes - briefing
The use of the biocide (DMF) dimethylfumarate - which has caused severe allergic reactions in hundreds of consumers, because of its use in every day consumer ...
The European cosmetics industry has a value of output of more than EUR 35 billion; is highly innovative, with major cosmetic companies replacing or ...
Fish-friendly laundry and dishwasher detergents - guide
Washing powders and dishwasher detergents will need to be almost phosphate-free in future, following a vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday. The ...
Brussels cracks down on use of plastic toxins
The EU Commission took action Wednesday to restrict the placing on the market of articles containing four phthalates found in a wide variety of everyday ...
EU reduces chemicals fees for smaller businesses
The European Commission is taking further measures to ease the implementation of the new EU Regulations on chemicals for small and medium-sized enterprises and ...
Registration and authorisation for safer chemicals in the EU - briefing
European Commission Vice President Tajani and Commissioner Potočnik on 25 March announced EC action to make progress towards the registration of chemicals and ...
Brussels sets out strategy on hormone disrupting chemicals
The EU Commission unveiled a long-awaited strategy on endocrine disrupting chemicals Wednesday, with the aim of protecting consumers against harmful chemicals ...
ECHA Tenders
Ongoing calls for tenders by the European Chemicals Agency.
Long-delayed EU strategy on hormone disrupting chemicals - roll out is matter of urgency
Chemicals which change our hormonal system, so-called endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), are linked to severe health problems, including infertility, ...
EU governments bury their head in the sand over Europe’s most dangerous chemicals
At least five national governments are failing to protect citizens and aquatic ecosystems from a highly toxic, gender-bending industrial chemical, according to ...
Toys: who 'plays' with chemicals?
In the weeks before Christmas, many parents will have the annual pleasure of choosing the right toys for their children. Although the new Toy Safety Directive, ...
Parliament committee fails to rein in river pollution by gender-bending drugs
The European Parliament’s environment committee today supported taking advantage of the links between different pieces of legislation that affect water ...
Glyphosate licence renewal suspended in light of health concerns
A national experts' vote on the European Commission’s plan to grant a new 15-year lease to the herbicide glyphosate was cancelled today, as several countries ...
EU Parliament backs glyphosate restrictions
MEPs have backed restrictions on the use of glyphosate – the world’s most used weedkiller – and a shortening of its licence, amid rising health concerns.
EU Commission plan allows chemical producers to keep control of science behind pesticide approvals: Greenpeace
A European Commission proposal to reform EU risk assessments for pesticides and other products entering the food chain would allow the chemical industry to ...
EU and China agreements to strengthen cooperation on protecting Intellectual Property Rights and on preventing illicit imports of chemical substances used for synthetic drug production - briefing
Commissioner Kovacs, responsible for Taxation and Customs, today signed an Action Plan with the Chinese Ambassador Song to strengthen customs cooperation on ...
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