14. Socio-Economic Analysis in REACH

  1. Peter Fisk

Published Online: 1 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118683989.ch14

Chemical Risk Assessment

Chemical Risk Assessment

How to Cite

Fisk, P. (2013) Socio-Economic Analysis in REACH, in Chemical Risk Assessment, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118683989.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2013
  2. Published Print: 13 DEC 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119953685

Online ISBN: 9781118683989



  • REACH;
  • socio-economic analysis;
  • sea;
  • regulation of chemicals;
  • risks;
  • impacts;
  • regulatory processes;
  • benefits;
  • developments


This chapter discusses the socio-economic analysis (SEA) that plays an important role in both the authorisation and restriction process. A key component of an SEA is a desire (an objective) to express risks in physical terms (e.g. life years lost, tonnes being released to waste water, number of workers affected, number of hospital visits etc.). Therefore, this chapter leads nicely on from some of the previous discussions in which the connections between the assessment of hazard, risk and impacts and what is required within authorisation and restriction within REACH were considered.