18/11/2009

Webpages on restrictions of chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency has published on its website a new
subsection concerning restrictions.

The new web pages describe existing restrictions as well as the procedure for
new restrictions.

If a substance poses an unacceptable risk to health or to the environment, it
can be restricted under the Restriction process described in Title VIII of the
Reach Regulation. The Restriction will operate as a "safety net" to manage
risks that are not addressed by the other REACH processes. Proposals for
Restrictions can be prepared by Member States or by ECHA on request of the
European Commission.

This new Restriction subsection on ECHA's website has been created to give an
easy access to core information on restrictions to Member States Competent
Authorities and stakeholders.

More information


AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work