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REACH Called "Threat" to Chemical Innovation

Posted July 18, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Are the European Union's extensive REACH regulations governing all things chemical an over-REACH? That's what some industry members are now claiming as additional mandates loom calling for up to 70,000 more chemicals to undergo safety screening and authorization procedures by 2018. Leaders of Europe's chemical industry association complain the regulations threaten to stymie innovation and overly burden small- and medium-sized enterprises at a time when Europe is struggling to compete globally.


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07/20/2016 12:39 PM

If you watch drug commercials on TV, and stop to realize that the (possible side effects may include...) portions of some of those commercials can be deadly, or near-deadly, because of the lessening of the stringency of drug trials currently acceptable to such organizations as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and realize that now, the (cure) can often be much worse than the (cold), not to mention incompatibilities between new drugs, more more testing is obviously needed now...

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01/16/2018 1:15 PM

Well, after the animal rights activists go crazy about all of the dead lab animals generated because of this crazy goal, perhaps some good will come from this. But to really make this an accomplishment, I believe all of the politicians who promoted this idea should volunteer to be the first test subjects.

One year is not enough time to do that much testing. And we will all pay for the rush to obtain "short term" results. Long term exposure results will not be available for years.

Politicians ought to be required to take an IQ test. If they can't pass a minimal level, they should not be allowed to participate. Anything less is a waste of time and money.

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