Report – ECHA’s scrutiny has a profound impact on authorisation decisions

ECHA has published a report on the Authorisation process under REACH. According to this report, the requirements for authorisation have introduced stricter controls of use and have therefore reduced risks from harmful chemicals to workers and the population at large. They have often led to early substitution to safer alternatives. Where applicants made a convincing case that substitution was not possible, the recommended authorisations permit them to continue using substances of very high concern and to avoid substantial costs to society.

Further information can be found in ECHA’s press release.