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Document ID (ISN)111446
CIS number 11-0094
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cohen A.K.
Title The implementation of REACH: Initial perspectives from government, industry, and civil society
Bibliographic information 1st quarter 2011, Vol. 17, No.1, p.57-62. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) European Union; chemical products; toxicology; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) enforcement; comment on directive; data sheet
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Risk evaluation
Toxicology