Chemical Safety


Alternative approaches to animal testing

Cefic members are committed to reducing, refining and replacing animal testing. We therefore fully support the development and use of fit-for-purpose alternative testing methods...

REACH Dossier Improvement Action Plan

Cefic has developed a multi-annual Action Plan, which provides a framework for REACH registrants to evaluate the safety data in a stepwise manner. The Action Plan outlines the t...

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability

We believe the Strategy should be based on three key pillars – enforcement, implementation and innovation, to help make the EU’s Green Deal vision a reality

Defining Europe’s “essential” chemicals for society

Essential use is a relatively novel concept and has a limited basis in international or European law. Recent stakeholder discussions showed that many unanswered questions exist...

Endocrine disruption

Background The endocrine system is what is commonly known as the hormonal system. It is made up of different glands that secrete hormones. Hormones regulate physiology and behav...

International chemicals management

While many countries have their own legislation to ensure the safe use of chemicals, there are a number of global initiatives aiming to build capacity for the sound management o...

Intentionally added microplastic particles

Cefic calls for a regulatory measure that is proportionate to the amount of intentionally added microplastics present in the environment, is based on the latest scientific evide...

Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials exist in nature (e.g. volcanic ash), result from human activity (e.g. car exhausts) or can be manufactured for the use in different applications. The innovative po...

The interface between chemical, product and waste legislation

The European chemical industry supports the transition towards a circular economy as part of a strategy to make Europe more resource efficient.As more and more products and mate...

REACH

The Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), which entered into force on June 1, 2007 is the most importance piece...