The hottest reach regulation is unlikely to be imp

2022-08-16
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The latest research report of German toxicologist Thomas Halton and Italian chemist Costanza rovida shows that the implementation cost of the EU REACH (on chemical registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction) regulation is 6 times that of the expected period, and the number of animals required for testing is about 20 times higher than expected, so the implementation of the regulation may not be completed on schedule. The operating rate of many small and medium-sized battery enterprises in the first two months was not high

the results of this project funded and studied by Johns Hopkins University in the United States show that the animal testing cost required for the registration of chemical substances under the EU REACH regulation will reach 13.6 billion US dollars in the next 10 years, far higher than the initial estimate of 2.3 billion US dollars by the European Union

Halton and rovida also pointed out that about 54million vertebrates are needed to complete the reach test. On the other hand, it is not about 2.6 million vertebrates as previously estimated. The two scientists said that their estimates of the cost and the number of animals tested were based on the most optimistic and ideal conditions, while the actual cost and the number of animals required by the laboratory may be much higher than this estimate

Halton and rovida also accused the EU of underestimating the cost of implementing REACH regulations. During the discussion of reach regulation from 2001 to 2005, it is estimated that 27000 companies in the EU will submit 180000 pre registration applications for 29000 substances. In fact, according to the latest statistics from the European Chemicals Administration (ECHA), about 65000 companies have submitted more than 2.7 million pre registration applications, involving more than 140000 substances. The two scientists said that the chemical production data based on which the EU issued the reach regulation at that time was the data from 1991 to 1994. In fact, the average annual growth rate of the European chemical industry has reached about 5% since 1994. To some extent, it is an indispensable part of all experimental equipment. The output and sales revenue of the European chemical industry in 2008 have doubled compared with 1994

in addition, the EU had only 12 member states in 1994, but now it has reached 27. In addition, three European countries that are not members of the EU have also been included in re. We are willing to share our expertise in the field of non-metallic materials within the scope of ACh regulations

research shows that at present, about 90000 laboratory animals are used in Europe to test new chemicals every year, at a cost of about US $86million. In order to meet the reach regulation, the EU will need more than 5.4 million laboratory animals per year in the next 10 years, 60 times the current number; The annual cost is $1.4 billion, 16 times the current cost

the two scientists suggested that the reach regulation should focus on strengthening the testing of chemicals that are more harmful to consumers, and postpone the completion time of data collection from the current deadline of 2018

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