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The Second Reading of REACH: key priorities of Environmental, Health, Con- sumer and Women’s NGOs

Common policy paper by the EEB, EEN, EURO COOP, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Women in Europe for a Common Future, and the WWF

elni Review 2006, pp. 16-17. https://doi.org/10.46850/elni.2006.003

Will REACH be a wasted opportunity for making chemicals safe in the EU or will it be a first step towards the protection of human health and the environment from the most hazardous chemicals? This is the political choice European legislators have to make in the coming months. NGOs think that there is little left from the already weak original proposal and call for four points to be safeguarded in the REACH legislation to deliver a minimum level of protection to citizens and the environment.

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