What is REACh?
The REACh (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) regulation replaces various EU directives on the assessment and classification of existing substances within the EU and entered into force on 1 June 2007.
The objective of the REACh Regulation is to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment while improving the competitiveness and innovation of the chemical industry within the EU.
According to this regulation, industry is obliged to prove the safety of all chemicals used. Since 1 December 2008 only substances still registered within the EU may be produced and placed on the market. For the registration of the EU-wide approx. A total of 30,000 affected substances have a total duration of eleven years, which is graded according to the volume of substances.
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The higher the quantity, the more fabric information must be provided. On the basis of the submitted data the substances have to be assessed with regard to their risk potential within the framework of chemical safety reports. Users are informed about the resulting information for safe handling by means of an extended safety data sheet.
|1. Juni 2007||
REACh enters into force
|1. Juni - 1. Dez. 2008||
|1. Jan. 2009||
Publication of pre-registered substances by ECHA
|1. Dez. 2010||
Deadline for registration of substances ≥ 1000 t p.a., R50 / R53 substances ≥ 100 t p.a., CMR substances Cat. 1 and 2 ≥ 1 t p.a.
|1. Juni 2013||
Deadline for registration of substances ≥ 100 t p.a.
|1. Juni 2018||
Deadline for registration of substances ≥ 1 t p.a.
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