15. REACH: How It Is Working and May Develop

  1. Peter Fisk

Published Online: 1 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118683989.ch15

Chemical Risk Assessment

Chemical Risk Assessment

How to Cite

Fisk, P. (2013) REACH: How It Is Working and May Develop, in Chemical Risk Assessment, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118683989.ch15

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119953685

Online ISBN: 9781118683989



  • Submission;
  • testing;
  • prediction;
  • CoRAP;
  • risk-based regulation;
  • precautionary approach;
  • assessment;
  • development;
  • control of chemicals;
  • global;
  • legislation;
  • impact;
  • industry;
  • manufacturers;
  • importers;
  • downstream users;
  • consumers;
  • innovation;
  • ECHA


This chapter gives a subjective view of the development of REACH to date, drawing upon the authors' experiences and some published sources. Some of the issues are still in their relative infancy; it should be remembered that REACH does not come to an end when all the phase-in substances are registered. For now, the impacts of REACH are manageable for large companies. However, in a market where speciality substances are vital for profitability, it is presenting huge challenges to smaller business units and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In respect of the promotion of health, safety and protection of the environment, REACH has been very effective overall