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REACH Update: Responsibilities for Manufacturers of Cosmetic Ingredients
Posted: December 5, 2007
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• Ingredients for the personal care industry are subject to all provisions of REACH
• Exemptions from certain provisions apply to personal care ingredients when these are substances specifically defined in annexes or articles of the regulation.
• Certain specific provisions exist for ingredients of personal care products in relation to registration, authorization and restriction, addressing risks to human health.
• The requirements of the Cosmetics Directive 76/768 towards phasing-out of animal testing on ingredients used in personal care products is laid down in REACH.
Next month’s topic: Preparation for pre-registration and SIEF formation.
If you have questions towards REACH, contact us.
Further useful information:
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has a new Web site address. The Pages of the Agency are now available in all 22 official languages of the European Union: http://echa.europa.eu/
Guidance on REACH: Eleven guidance documents are available on the ECHA Web site, http://reach.jrc.it/, for REACH, including registration, data sharing, intermediates, polymers, etc.