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Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2012 Global ‘Reach’ Still Far Off

1:09 PM MDT | June 25, 2012 | —Lyn Tattum in Helsinki

Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program has been a success according to the European Commission, which is due to publish its review of the legislation in the coming weeks. “Substitution is accelerating under Reach. Undoubtedly this is the road to safer chemicals although we still have a long way to go,” Geert Dancet, executive director at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) told the fourth Helsinki Chemicals Forum (HCF), held on May 24-25 in Helsinki. ECHA was established to administer the...

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