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Other problems are the high level of proof of harm required before an action can be taken to regulate chemicals and the fact that the burden of proof is on the EPA to show a substance is dangerous rather than on a manufacturer to show it is safe. This is a very marked difference from the way the United States regulates chemicals like pesticides and drugs. Whereas those chemicals are designed to be biologically active, Denison said, we now know a lot of chemicals that were never designed to be biologically active actually are.

It basically saves tax payer dollars by putting the onus on industry to show safety,” Nolan said. “It also enables the authorities because it is not the commission that will control what is happening out in the field, it is the authorities in the member states. ” REACH was finally approved in 2006 and entered into force in 2007. Nolan noted that it covers all aspects of all chemicals, including their manufacture, import, sales, and use, and it applies not just to chemicals on their own but also to chemicals in mixtures and in articles.

There were 1,000 active substances on the market at that stage, and it was 1999 before the first decision on a substance was taken,” she said. ” That job is now done, he said. ” There were many substances that were produced in very low volumes that industry decided were not worth continuing to produce, she explained. It would have cost too much to go through the necessary processes to keep those substances on the market. This was a crucial difference between the original pesticides legislation in the EU and the later legislation: In the earlier legislation the burden of proof was on the European Commission to prove that a substance was unsafe.

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