Interview: ‘There are a lot of chemicals out there whose safety has not yet been demonstrated,’ says ECHA’s Bjorn Hansen

The executive directive of the European Chemicals Agency, Bjorn Hansen, speaks to ENDS about the upcoming Chemicals Strategy, fixing REACH’s backlog of missing data and the EU’s need for an integrated approach to assessing substances.

by Robert Hodgson
ECHA executive director Bjorn Hansen appearing before the European Parliament's PEST committee in 2018. Image: Dominique Hommel / EP
ECHA executive director Bjorn Hansen appearing before the European Parliament's PEST committee in 2018. Image: Dominique Hommel / EP

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