MEPs demand more transparency on chemicals regulation

MEPs have criticised a lack of transparency and compliance with the EU’s REACH regulation, designed to protect citizens and the environment from hazardous chemicals.

MEPs have criticised a lack of transparency and compliance with the EU’s REACH regulation, designed to protect citizens and the environment from hazardous chemicals.

For the 10 years that REACH has been in place, it has failed to provide a “sufficient degree of transparency”, said Portuguese MEP José Inácio Faria (EPP) at a plenary session in Strasbourg.

REACH obliges companies to register the chemicals they use and complete a dossier with all relevant safety data for the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

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