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An Opportunity to Reach Out

1:51 PM MDT | June 6, 2007 |

Robert Westervelt Robw@Chemweek.Com

The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) legislation took effect June 1, with the industry still awaiting crucial guidance on how the program will be implemented (p. 5). Even so, chemical makers should welcome Reach as a useful opportunity to characterize and manage risk, as well as engage the public about product benefits. “Indeed, Reach must be seen as an opportunity for our industry to demonstrate that it has a sound knowledge of its products and excellent practice for safe manufacturing and use of...

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