What is European chemical Agency?

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) works for the safe use of chemicals. It implements the EU’s groundbreaking chemicals legislation, benefiting human health, the environment and innovation and competitiveness in Europe.

What is European chemical Agency?

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) works for the safe use of chemicals. It implements the EU’s groundbreaking chemicals legislation, benefiting human health, the environment and innovation and competitiveness in Europe.

What does ECHA stand for?

The European Chemicals Agency
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; /ˈɛkə/ EK-ə) is an agency of the European Union which manages the technical and administrative aspects of the implementation of the European Union regulation called Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

How many substances are registered under REACH?

More than 21,000 substances registered under REACH.

Do I need to register with REACH?

You will be committing an offence if you do not pre-register or register chemical substances covered by REACH, unless the substance is exempt. Other requirements of REACH can affect you regardless of the quantity or your role in the supply chain.

What substances should be registered under REACH?

Which substances need to be registered under REACH? Registration is required for all substances manufactured or imported in quantities of one tonne or more per year per manufacturer or importer unless they are exempted. For polymers, monomers shall be registered.

What are listed chemicals?

List I chemical means a chemical specifically designated by the Administrator in § 1310.02(a) of this chapter that, in addition to legitimate uses, is used in manufacturing a controlled substance in violation of the Act and is important to the manufacture of a controlled substance.

What is ECHA regulation?

REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.

Is REACH compliance mandatory?

You must comply with REACH if you manufacture or supply articles, or are importing articles from outside the EU. REACH may also apply to a chemical substance you recover from waste in quantities of one tonne or more per calendar year. Some chemical substances are partially or completely exempt from REACH.

How can you find out if a substance is harmful?

Read the label. Under the law, chemicals should come – and be kept – in properly labelled containers. The label gives you important information about the hazards of the substance, for example if it is toxic or likely to cause skin burns or allergic reactions.