REACH authorisation has positive health and environmental impacts
The EU-wide requirement for companies to obtain authorisation from the European Commission before using harmful chemicals has sped up substitution and reduced risks to people’s health and the environment - at a reasonable cost.
Clean tap water for all EU citizens – ECHA’s work on new directive begins
The revised Drinking Water Directive comes into effect today. It aims to protect people, improve access to water and ensure uniform safety standards for industry. ECHA’s task is to set up lists of chemicals that can be safely used in materials that come into contact with drinking water.

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