Chemical regulators have overreached

@article{Hartung2009ChemicalRH,
  title={Chemical regulators have overreached},
  author={Thomas Hartung and Costanza Rovida},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={460},
  pages={1080-1081}
}
are used in consumer products. In 1981, both the United States and the European Union (EU) introduced comprehensive safety evaluations for novel chemicals coming on to the market. However, existing chemicals represent about 97% of those in use today and 99% of the production volume. Safety testing data are needed for most of these ‘old’ chemicals. Over the next decade, the EU’s 2006 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation aims to assess the… CONTINUE READING

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