Restricting hazardous chemicals protects millions of Europeans from serious diseases

A study has just been published and presents ECHA’s analysis on the impacts of REACH restrictions proposed in 2016-2020. This study also aggregates the overall impact of restrictions by including the findings of the first costs and benefits of restrictions report published in 2016.

EU-wide restrictions protect the health of citizens by reducing risks of serious illness such as cancers, sexual development disorders, asthma and skin allergies. They also prevent 100 000 tonnes of chemicals from polluting the environment every year.

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