Posted on 30/06/2017 in News 32 2017
10 years of REACH positive for confidence in chemicals

Cefic has joined with ECHA and the European Commission in celebrating 10 years of REACH, the European Chemicals Regulation which entered into force on 1 June 2007.

REACH is still today the main regulatory driver worldwide, according a survey of over 400 companies and 900 chemicals professionals worldwide by ChemicalWatch. A EuroBarometer survey for the European Commission (nearly 28 000 citizens interviewed face-to-face) indicates that consumer confidence in chemicals is “improving” after ten years of REACH. Nonetheless, this survey indicates that 65% of citizens are concerned or very concerned about exposure to chemicals and less than half feel well informed about the potential dangers of chemicals. 44% think that the safety of chemicals in products has improved over the last decade, compared to only 16% thinking it has deteriorated. 50% think that regulations and standards should be tightened.


ChemicalWatch survey on regulatory drivers  and “Consumer confidence in chemicals improving 10 years after REACH entry into force” European Commission 8/6/2017 and full report online 
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