Environmental campaigners call for more transparency from ECHA

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) must improve the transparency and user-friendliness of its databases on hazardous chemicals if REACH, the EU’s chemicals regulation, is to “provide high levels of protection to human health and the environment”, environmental campaigners have said.

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) on Wednesday challenged the EU agency with 10 “crucial tests for 2020”. They follow the publication of ECHA figures showing that the number of checks carried out on chemical safety data increased by 50% in 2019, but that essential safety information was still missing for hundreds of substances.

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