A study prepared for the European Commission.
(However it reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any sue which may be made of the information contained therein.)
This study was commissioned by the European Commission (DG Environment) in the framework of the Regulatory Fitness Programme (REFIT) for the chemicals policy area. Together with the findings of other studies, its results will inform the general report on the operation of the REACH Regulation and, more in general, of the chemical legislative framework, expected in 2017.
The objective of the study was to develop a system of indicators which can establish and measure the links between chemical substances and their impacts on human health and the environment, and measure the role that chemicals legislation has had in reducing such impacts.The ultimate aim is to indicate the benefits of EU chemicals legislation over the period 2004-2013.