Protection of Human Health and
USSK supports the EU Regulation of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), which entered into force on 1 June 2007.
Important objectives of the new EU chemical policies include improved protection of human health and the environment from potentially harmful risks. At the same time the aim is to maintain and improve competitiveness in the chemical industries of the European Union. In the future, companies are allowed to produce or import into the EU only those chemical substances that are proven to be safe for humans and the environment. Manufacturers and/or importers must be sufficiently provided with data on the respective material properties (particularly the physical and chemical properties, hazardous properties, environmental precautions). Each material must be specifically evaluated for each individual application.