Information On Chemicals Of Concern

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Information On Chemicals Of Concern
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Information on chemicals of concern

The European chemicals regulation REACH aims to ensure a high level of protection for people and the environment. REACH came into force in 2007 and regulates the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances. Manufacturers and importers of chemicals must officially register them from an annual ton. For chemicals of particular concern, the ordinance provides not only for approval but also for consumers to have the right to information.

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Authorization procedure for substances of very high concern

The REACH regulation enables substances of very high concern to be identified in a decision-making process carried out by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Substances that can cause cancer or genetic damage, are toxic and accumulate in the food chain or have similar problematic properties (e.g. negatively affecting the hormone system or have a strong sensitizing effect) come into consideration. Substances classified as of very high concern can be found on an ECHA candidate list.

The right to information for consumer products applies to these substances (see below). In a second decision-making process, a general authorization requirement can be decided for these substances. Such substances are included in Annex XIV of the REACH regulation and may then only be used from a specified point in time if the European Commission has granted approval for them.

Right to information about substances of very high concern in consumer products

Clothes, toys, furniture, electronic devices or other consumer products can contribute to diseases such as allergies, asthma, cancer or infertility due to the substances they contain. As a consumer, would you like to know whether a product is contaminated with chemicals of particular concern?

A corresponding right to information for consumers is anchored in the chemicals ordinance REACH. Manufacturers and retailers are therefore obliged to provide information free of charge within 45 days if a product, e.g. household items, etc., contains more than 0.1 percent of a substance of very high concern.

This is how you can obtain information

In order to find out whether a substance from the candidate list is contained in a particular product, all you have to do is make a request. To do this, write a short letter or e-mail to the manufacturer or dealer of the product in question. The right to information about chemicals in products of concern is intended to help consumers make better purchasing decisions. Further information can be found on the website of the European Commission.

Additional Information:

  • Austrian REACH Helpdesk
  • Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism
  • European Commission - REACH
  • European Chemicals Agency - ECHA
  • Chemical Health Monitor (CHM) of the European Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

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