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What is holding REACH back?

Only seven substances of very high concern (SVHCs) have been proposed for authorization under the European chemicals legislation REACH, and with 200 persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic for reproduction (PBT) substances added last month to the EU dangerous substances directive, there are certainly some raised eyebrows. With two different directives co-existing in the European Union, Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News sister publication European Environment & Packaging Law has investigated what factors were at play in preventing REACH from being as comprehensive as it could be.



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