|Document ID (ISN)||111446|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||The implementation of REACH: Initial perspectives from government, industry, and civil society
||1st quarter 2011, Vol. 17, No.1, p.57-62. 10 ref.
||The European Union's 2006 Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) legislation represents a new wave in regulating chemicals and has set far-reaching goals for protecting and enhancing public health, the environment and markets. Despite substantial public debate during the development and passage of the REACH legislation, in interviews conducted from 2009-2010, respondents from government, industry, and civil society expressed general agreement on some key issues in the implementation of REACH, which are addressed in this study. At the same time, respondents expressed nuanced differences in how some of the outstanding implementation issues should be addressed. Industry respondents' main concern was their ability to comply with REACH; while government respondents reported wanting to ensure they can implement and enforce it; and civil society respondents wanted to ensure that REACH accomplishes its ambitious goals.
||European Union; chemical products; toxicology; hazard evaluation
||enforcement; comment on directive; data sheet
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)