Introduction to the EU REACH legislation
Grindon, C. and Combes, R.
ATLA, 34(Suppl. 1), 5-10. (2006).
FRAME initiatives on the European Union REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) system for the safety testing and risk assessment of chemicals, first proposed as a White Paper in 2001, are summarised. These initiatives considered the scientific and animal welfare issues raised by the REACH proposals, and resulted in a number of suggestions for improvement, many of which seem to have been adopted during the current progress of the legislation through the European Council and European Parliament.