The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment. In order to understand the risks of chemicals and know how to use them safely, the intrinsic hazardous properties of those substances must first be identified. Key to the philosophy of REACH is the importance of reducing both costs and testing on vertebrate animals. Furthermore, avoiding duplicate vertebrate animal studies and preventing unnecessary testing where other methods could be used to generate the information required are paramount. 


  • What is Inquiry?
  • Data requirements
    - Spectral evaluation
    - Chromatography and other analyses
  • Assessment of Inquiries
  • After acceptance
  • 12-Year rule
  • Conclusions

Further help

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