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    Evaluation

    It is the task of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the member states to examine and evaluate the information in the registration dossiers.  Three processes can be...
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    An international treaty for checking and reducing mercury emissions

    Mercury is mainly used in industrial products and processes. It persists in the environment, bio-accumulates in the food chain and can travel long distances. For restricting these...
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    Active substances in Belgium

    Under constructionAt European level, active substances are approved on the list of approved substances (EU), in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012.For more information...
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    Substances of very high concern

    The REACH regulation envisage that the placing on the market and use of substances fulfilling the criteria as very high concern are subject to  authorisation. What...
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    Enforcement at sea

    Environmental surveillance in practice Environmental surveillance at sea is mainly carried out with aerial resources. The Management Unit of the Mathematical Model of the North...
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    Response of the International Whaling Commission

    Given the problems that hunting poses to animal welfare, the IWC established the Working Group on Whale Killing Methods and Associated Welfare Issues. The issue of welfare and...
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    Properties, history and use

    Features and properties Asbestos, also known as asbestos, is a fibrous mineral, naturally present in the form of magnesium, iron or sodium silicates. There are 6 forms of...
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    Obligations towards the candidate list of substances of very high concern

    Article 33 of the REACH Regulation envisages that information on substances of very high concern (abbreviated as SVHC) in the articles must be provided by the firm:- by default to...
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    The consumer has the right to know

    As a consumer, you have the right to ask your supplier* whether the item that you have just purchased from him contains a substance of very high concern (SVHC- substance of very...
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    Our North Sea

    THE NORTH SEA, OUR ELEVENTH PROVINCE! The Belgian part of the North Sea, at nearly 3,500 km², is about the size of a province. This amounts to 0.5% of the entire North Sea. This...