Helsinki -- The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has put on its website hazard and safe-use information on chemical substances that have been registered under the REACH regulation.
ECHA says that, over time, this growing database will allow people to make well informed decisions about the use of chemicals or articles containing chemicals they purchase.
The information was provided by companies who manufacture or import these substances. It will be updated each time additional information is received by ECHA, the agency said.
According to the Helsinki-based agency, "Public access to information on chemicals is a central element of the REACH Regulation," and ECHA also says "workers will benefit from this by safer use of chemicals at the work place."
In a dedicated section of the ECHA webpage you can find information on substances which companies manufacture or import in the EU: their hazardous properties, their classification and labelling and how to use them safely. (LW)
Further information as follows
Questions and Answers on dissemination website: http://echa.europa.eu/chem_data/registered_substances_faq_en.asp