Implementation and Problematic Aspects of Regulation REACH
aEnergy Research Center Innovation for Efficiency and Environment, VŠB Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava; bLaboratory of Risk Research and Management, Faculty of Safety Engineering, VŠB Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava; c Research Institute of Organic Syntheses Co., Rybitví
Chemical substances present a serious hazard for human health and environment during their whole life cycle, i.e. in the production, manipulation, transport and usage and their disposal. To secure high standards of human health and environment protection, risk management for chemicals was introduced. This review deals with the EU legislation on chemicals risk management in Regulation 1907/2006 concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH). The review presents the new chemical policy including the current status of its implementation and discusses some of its problematic aspects.
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