The new EU chemicals policy in practice

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REACH is the Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, which came into force on June 1, 2007. The basic aim of REACH is to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment against possible chemical-related risks, to promote alternative testing methods and to enhance the competitiveness and innovative spirit of the industry.

Although the EU has provided extensive guidance documents concerning REACH, many of those who have responsibility for implementing the regulation within industry and in official supervisory bodies still have questions regarding its environmental aspects. They are seeking clear and, above all, practical guidance documents on registration and monitoring. This is why the Federal Environment Office set up the "REACH in practice" project, which provides both users of chemicals and supervisory bodies with specific materials that shed light on eight particularly tricky topics. adelphi is responsible for organising various workshops during the course of this project and also takes care of the conference website. The project has the support of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment.

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