These hazardous substances have specific restrictions, and as such certain chemical substances in the specific product are not allowed to be used, so as to avoid any unnecessary testing.
Member States or the Commission may prepare such proposals. Downstream users such as plastic pipe producers should provide detail of their uses to their suppliers. In cases where downstream users decide not to disclose this information, they need to have their own CSR. It passed the first reading in the European Parliament on 17 November , and the Council of Ministers reached a political agreement for a common position on 13 December It came into force on 20 January , and will be fully implemented by The legislation was proposed under dual reasoning: Using potentially toxic substances such as phthalates or brominated flame retardants is deemed undesirable and REACH will force the use of certain substances to be phased out.
Using potentially toxic substances in products other than those ingested by humans such as electronic devices may seem to be safe, but there are several ways in which chemicals can enter the human body and the environment. Substances can leave particles during consumer use, for example into the air where they can be inhaled or ingested.
Even where they might not do direct harm to humans, they can contaminate the air or water, and can enter the food chain through plants, fish or other animals. According to the European Commission, little safety information exists for 99 percent of the tens of thousands of chemicals placed on the market before Of these only 3, have been tested and over are known to be carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction. Continued use of many toxic chemicals is sometimes justified because "at very low levels they are not a concern to health".
They may also chemically react with one another,  producing new substances with new risks. A number of countries outside of the European Union have started to implement REACH-regulations or are in the process of adopting such a regulatory framework to approach a more globalized system of chemicals registration under the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals GHS.
China has moved towards a more efficient and coherent system for the control of chemicals in compliance with GHS.
Apart from the potential costs to industry and the complexity of the new law, REACH has also attracted concern because of animal testing.
Animal tests on vertebrates are now required but allowed only once per each new substance and if suitable alternatives cannot be used. If a company pays for such tests, it must sell the rights of the results for a "reasonable" price, which is not defined. There are additional concerns that access to the necessary information may prove very costly for potential registrants needing to purchase it. Non-EU consultancies offer "only representative" services, though according to REACH it is not possible to register a substance if your "only representative" consultancy company is not based in the EU, unless it is subcontracted to an EU-based registrant.
The SIEFs will bring new challenges. An article in the business news service Chemical Watch described how some "pre-registrants" may simply be consultants hoping for work "gold diggers" while others may be aiming to charge exorbitant rates for the data they have to offer "jackals".
The list is also regularly updated and expanded. The applicant is to submit a chemical safety report on the risks entailed by the substance, as well as an analysis of possible alternative substances or technologies including present and future research and development processed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. CR opinion C, , p.
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The level of restriction can be divided into two main categories: Restrict the use or existence in certain products such as: Restrict all uses ie, totally prohibited , such as asbestos, dichloro[ dichlorophenyl methyl]methylbenzene, UGILEC Monomethyldibromodiphenyl-methane and so on. Obligations of Suppliers REACH restrictions list covers a great deal of substances, affecting essentially all industries. Advice and Service CIRS can carry out an assessment for you or your suppliers, in accordance with your specific industry and the relevant restriction list to determine which items do not need to be tested, thus improving the efficiency of your testing strategy and saving money on unnecessary testing.
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52 rows · Substances restricted under REACH The table below is the Annex XVII to REACH and includes all the restrictions adopted in the framework of REACH and the previous legislation, Directive 76//EEC. Each entry shows a substance or a group of substances or a substance in a mixture, and the consequent restriction conditions. Any substance could be restricted in EU, as long as the use of the substance poses an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment. Currently, there are 59 categories of restricted substances in REACH Annex XVII, involving more than substances. REACH Restricted Substance List (REACH Annex XVII) Currently there are 68 valid entries on REACH Annex XVII (updated on 24 Apr ).Each entry shows the substance or group of substances or the mixture, and the consequent restrictions conditions.