REACH Regulation aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.


The CLP Regulation ensures that the hazards presented by chemicals are clearly communicated to workers and consumers in the EU through classification and labelling of chemicals.


The BPR aims to improve the functioning of the biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection for humans and the environment.

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The PIC Regulation administers the import and export of certain hazardous chemicals and places obligations on companies who wish to export these chemicals to non-EU countries.


The Chemical Agents Directive (CAD) and the Carcinogens, Mutagens or Reprotoxic substances Directive (CMRD) provide a framework for setting occupational exposure limits, forming an integral part of the EU's mechanism for protecting the health of workers.


The Waste Framework Directive sets out measures addressing the adverse impacts of the generation and management of waste on the environment and human health, and for improving efficient use of resources which are crucial for the transition to a circular economy.

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The POPs Regulation bans or severely restricts the production and use of persistent organic pollutants in the European Union.


The revised Drinking Water Directive aims to protect citizens and the environment from the harmful effects of contaminated drinking water and to improve access to drinking water.


The Batteries Regulation aims to make batteries sustainable throughout their life cycle, and to protect citizens and the environment from risks of harmful chemicals in batteries. It also acknowledges the important role of batteries in transitioning to clean energy.