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Chemical Information Gaps Hold Up Rulemaking: EU Agency Head

June 28, 2019, 6:15 PM

The European Union still has major gaps in information for chemicals rulemaking, especially on how substances are used in products and their effects on people’s real-life exposure to chemicals, the head of Europe’s chemical agency said.

The EU should aim to have a single accessible platform for data on chemicals that regulators worldwide can use as a common resource, according to Bjorn Hansen, executive director of the European Chemicals Agency.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s eChemPortal is a starting point, according to Hansen.

It offers free public access to more than 30 databases maintained by...

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