REACH is a system for registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals produced in or imported into the European Union. REACH means Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of CHemicals. The regulations have been in force since 1 June 2007.

REACH is linked to the European Chemicals Agency, which is responsible for the registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemical substances.

The aim of the REACH system is to control the risks of chemical substances, such as the risks of toxic disasters, fire and explosions, damage to the health of workers and consumers and damage to the environment.

Products that meet the REACH standard have been inventoried through a mandatory registration by the producer or importer, have been assessed in terms of their risks to humans and the environment and have been authorised on that basis.

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