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 European Union through classification and labelling of chemicals.
BPR regulation 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.
approval of active substances
Authorisation of biocidal products
Guidance and IT-tools
The Prior Informed Consent 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.
lists of Chemicals subject to pic
Occupational exposure limit (OEL) values are derived within two legal frameworks that form an integral part of the EU’s mechanism for protecting the health of workers.
The Waste Framework Directive sets out legislation addressing the impact of inappropriate waste management on greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and littering.
The POPs Regulation bans or severely restricts the production and use of persistent organic pollutants in the European Union.
ECHA organises public consultations to get feedback from all interested parties and to gather the widest possible range of scientific information for the regulatory processes.
This is unique source of information on the chemicals manufactured and imported in Europe. It covers their hazardous properties, classification and labelling, and information on how to use them safely.
The Support section provides tools and practical guidance to companies which have responsibilities under the EU chemicals legislation.
20-21 November 2018 | Brussels, Belgium Workshop on Non-chemical Alternatives for Rodent Control (NoCheRo) | Presentations
23-24 October 2018 | Latvia, Riga Encourage and Support Enterprises to Minimize the Use of Hazardous Substances | Presentations
4 - 5 October 2018 | Netherlands Substitution supply chain workshop on antifouling paints for recreational boats | Presentations
20 September 2018 | Vilnius Substitution of Chemicals | Presentations
5 June 2018 | Brussels Supply chain workshop on alternatives to hazardous Durable Water and Oil Repellents (DWORs) in textile (MIDWOR-LIFE) | Presentations
2 - 3 May 2018 | OECD expert workshop on approaches to support alternatives assessment and substitution | Presentations
12 April 2018 | Luxembourg Substitution of hazardous chemicals – Training on decision support tools to assess hazard and sustainability of chemicals and alternatives | Presentations
11 April 2018 | Denmark Danish conference on practical experience from substitution of hazardous chemicals | Presentations
28 March 2018 | Netherlands Workshop Towards a Safe Chemicals Innovation Agenda - From Substitution to Safe-by-design | Presentations
16 January 2018 | Brussels Stakeholder workshop “Advances in the substitution of hazardous flame retardant chemicals in home textiles” | Presentations
European Chemicals Agency
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