- February 24, 2021
ECHA | Evaluation activities sped up by assessing chemicals in groups
In 2020, ECHA checked 1 900 chemicals to identify a need for further assessment. Registrations for 258 chemicals were also checked for compliance with the REACH requirements. Better quality safety data from companies is still needed to clarify the long-term effects of chemicals.
Helsinki, 24 February 2021 – Checking similar chemicals in groups helps ECHA to select substances more efficiently for assessment. This is one more step towards achieving the legal goal of checking the compliance of 20 % of all registration dossiers in every tonnage band.
In 2020, ECHA checked 1 900 substances and conducted 271 compliance checks addressing 258 substances in 240 draft decisions. This led to 1 365 requests to generate information for clarifying the long-term effects on human health or the environment. These include effects on the development of unborn children, reproductive toxicity or genetic mutations; or, further clarifications on persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic properties of chemicals in the environment. ECHA also examined 130 proposals from industry to carry out further testing on their chemicals. CONTINUE READING ON: echa.europa.eu