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The action undertaken by the European Community in the field of chemical products is part of an ongoing process launched a long time ago. The first Directive, which is concerned with the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances, dates back to 1967. The REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restrictions of Chemicals) Regulation, adopted at the end of 2006, establishes an enhanced framework which aims to guarantee the free movement of chemical products and the protection of human health and the environment.
DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES AND PREPARATIONS
- Regulatory framework for the management of chemicals (REACH), European Chemicals Agency
- Classification, packaging and labeling of chemicals and their mixtures
- Classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances
- Classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations
- International trade in hazardous chemicals
- The Rotterdam Convention on the international trade in hazardous chemicals
- Community strategy for endocrine disruptersArchives
- Community strategy concerning mercury
- Export and storage of mercury
- CONTROL OF THE RISKS
MANAGEMENT OF POLLUTANTS AND WASTE
- Geneva Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
- Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
- Controlled management of hazardous waste (until the end of 2010)Archives
- Basel Convention
- Community strategy for dioxins, furans and PCBs
- Disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs)