EU's REACH Chemical Scheme Kicks In

Backed by a 40-person agency in Helsinki, the bloc's far-reaching regulations for the chemical industry go into effect

About 40 EU officials will on Friday (1 June) start work at the new European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki, as the EU's REACH chemicals bill officially enters into force. But consumers will wait years before they see any changes in household goods like detergents, perfumes or toys.

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