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REACH Public Briefing: What will the new EU chemicals legislation deliver for public health?

This four page briefing introduces the new EU law called ‘REACH’, and briefly discusses the health problems linked to chemicals; how REACH can bring health benefits; the types of chemicals causing concern; and how members of the health sector, whose voice is important, can give input to the discussion on the law’s implementation.

The briefing is available in English, Italiano, Français, Deutsch, Slovenščina, Česky, and Magyar.

Last updated on 30 June 2011

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