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Specific Chemicals and GLP

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In addition to the general rules of REACH and Classification & Labelling, several Directives or Regulations lay down harmonised requirements for the placing on the market and use of specific products containing or being made of chemicals. Among the issues regulated are: Fertilisers, Detergents, Explosives, Pyrotechnic Articles and Drug Precursors.

These rules are adapted to the specific need and characteristics of the products in question and aim at achieving a high level of protection of human health and the environment. Products complying with the rules can circulate freely in the Internal Market.

There is further Community legislation on other specific chemicals or directly affecting chemicals, which is managed by other Commission Directorates-General with close involvement of DG Enterprise and Industry: Plant protection products, Biocidal products, Hazardous Substances in Electric and Electronic Equipments (RoHS), Nano materials/technology, Eco-label, Emissions to air, Emissions to water, Fluorinated gases, Ozone depleting substances             



Good laboratory practice (GLP) is the internationally recognised quality system for regulatory studies.











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