MPs weigh in to REACH debate

An inquiry by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has concluded that the EU's proposed REACH regime for regulating chemicals is an acceptable alternative to existing legislation.1 The Committee has come up with not very convincing proposals for a risk-based approach to prioritising chemicals for review and for securing rapid evaluation of priority substances by Member States - and it has backed the chemical industry's objections to the Government's idea that companies should form mandatory consortia for registration purposes.

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