miércoles, 6 de junio de 2007


With the aim of improving the protection of human health and the environment REACH strives to better and earlier identification of the properties of chemical substances
At the same time, innovative capability and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry should be enhanced. The benefits of the REACH system will come gradually, as more and more substances are phased into REACH.

The REACH Regulation gives greater responsibility to industry to manage the risks from chemicals and to provide safety information on the substances. Manufacturers and importers will be required to gather information on the properties of their substances, which will help them manage them safely, and to register the information in a central database.

REACH entered into force on 1 June 2007.
REACH Website
REACH in brief

lunes, 4 de junio de 2007

Occupational and Environmental Exposures of Skin to Chemicals

This international conference is a great opportunity for occupational and environmental health professionals, dermatologists, laboratory scientists, and policy-makers to meet and discuss on future challenges and policy opportunities related to occupational and environmental exposures of the skin to chemicals, with a special emphasis on improved prevention of local and systemic injury and disease caused by exposing skin to chemicals.

Plenary lectures,oral contributions, posters and short courses will provide technical information, and social events will encourage informal communication.

Dates: 17-20 June 2007
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA

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