Key messages: The number of chemicals registered under the REACH Regulation and under assessment by EU authorities has increased substantially since 2010, from around 50 to over 2,000. Authorities requested additional data for many of these chemicals, which led to improved knowledge of their hazardous properties. The number of chemicals registered under REACH deemed to need EU-wide risk management measures has increased moderately since 2010. This rising trend is expected to continue as more substances are assessed.

Number of substances in different regulatory pools, 2010-2021

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References and footnotes

  1. EU, 2006, Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC (OJ L 396, 30.12.2006, pp. 1-849).
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  2. EU, 2008, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (Text with EEA relevance) (OJ L 353, 31.12.2008, pp. 1-1355).
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