In 2020, ECHA analyzed (1) 900 chemicals and conducted 271 compliance checks addressing 258 substances in 240 draft decisions as per REACH requirements.

This led to (1) 365 requests to generate information for clarifying the long-term effects on human health or the environment. These include effects on the development of unborn children, reproductive toxicity or genetic mutations; or, further clarifications on persistent, bio-accumulative, and toxic properties of chemicals in the environment. The long-term effects of chemicals still require better-quality safety data from companies.

Also, ECHA inspected 130 proposals from industry/companies to perform a further examination on their chemicals.

ECHA to analyzed more efficiently on their assessment. Since the similar chemicals substances are in a group. It improves 20% of all registration dossiers in every tonnage band and achieving the legal goal of checking compliance.

The Member States evaluates substance in-order to clarify the use of a substance poses risks to people or the environment. The Member States further concluded the assessment of 13 substancesindicating a need for further regulatory follow-up action at the EU level. ECHA also adopted 18 substance evaluation decisions, requesting further information to assess the safety of substances.

The full breakdown of the numbers has been statistically evaluated by the European chemical agency. Also, this agency has updated its recommendations for industry/companies on how they can develop their registration data.

During this process, ECHA also publishes the list of the substances evaluated in 2020 for the first time. This list comprises whole details on the information requests that have been issued to industry/companies as part of ECHA’s decisions to increase transparency


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