REACH – chemicals to be safe for health and the environment

REACH – chemicals to be safe for health and the environment
ŚLĘZAK Z.

Please cite as: CHEMIK 2015, 69, 4, 192–199

For a long time industry, also chemical sector, has been focused on searching new materials and improvement of fabrication methods. Only not long ago one began with bringing awareness to necessity to reduce negative results of industrial activity. At the end of 2006 the European Union implemented a revolutionary regulation concerning management of chemicals – REACH – aiming to achieve that, by 2020, chemicals are produced and used in ways possibly safe for human health and the environment. In the article certain practical aspects of the REACH implementation were discussed.

Keywords: REACH, evaluation, restrictions, authorisation

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