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EU Commission gives Reach a glowing report, outlines further work to be done

10:40 AM MST | February 5, 2013 | Ian Young

The European Commission, in a report published today, says that the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) regulation has helped to make the use of chemicals in Europe considerably safer. "More readily available information about chemical substances on the market and better targeted risk-management measures mean that risks from substances registered under Reach have significantly decreased," the commission says in a review of the achievements of Reach in the five years since the regulation was...

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