Impact of REACH on classification for human health hazards

FoBiG staff member Jan Oltmanns together with colleagues from Öko-Institut and EUROSTAT compared classification information from REACH registration dossiers with legally binding harmonised classifications for a set of 142 very high production substances. The analysis, just published in Regulatory Toxicology & Pharmacology, showed that a substantial number of substances had stricter classifications in the REACH registration dossiers and were often classified for additional endpoints not covered by the harmonised classification. The authors concluded that REACH leads to an improved hazard characterisation.