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Data on 15000 chemicals now available to use

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Key information on around 15000 chemicals can now be downloaded and used. Researchers, regulatory authorities, and businesses can use it – not least to improve the safe use of chemicals, enable innovation and help avoid the unnecessary testing of chemicals on animals.

ECHA publishes information on around 15000 chemical substances registered under REACH on its website. This information covers the intrinsic properties of each substance and their impact on human health and the environment. The data comes directly from companies who make or import the substances and have registered them with ECHA.

The Agency is now making selected data available for download with the aim of increasing its use and improving the safe use of chemicals worldwide. The data is available as an IUCLID 6 database. It includes specific parts of the information published online, respecting the ownership rights of companies who submitted the data. For example, the downloadable data includes the results from studies conducted by companies, but not the full summary. In addition, the material does not include the data companies have claimed confidential in their registrations. This corresponds to a limited amount of data for around 2% of dossiers submitted to ECHA.

Researchers and regulators could use the data to develop new ways of determining the toxicity of chemicals minimizing the need to test them on animals. Companies can use it to improve the way in which they use chemicals, for example, by improving their safety data sheets and the classification and labeling of their substances and products. The data may be used only after agreeing to the terms and conditions, and not for registration under REACH.

“ECHA uses the data submitted by companies on a daily basis. In particular, we identify substances of concern that need to be controlled in order to protect human health and the environment. Making this data downloadable in a format that can be reused by others is another step towards safer chemicals in Europe,” says Geert Dancet, ECHA’s Executive Director.

Jerker Ligthart from the International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) says: “By releasing this data ECHA takes a step in the right direction in terms of chemical transparency and it will allow for better in-depth analysis of groups of chemicals instead of the substance-by-substance approach as of today. We hope that this feature will allow faster and earlier identification of substances of concern for companies to substitute and take better-informed decisions when developing new products.”

“It is important that ECHA has improved the access to REACH registration data without jeopardizing the data ownership,” says Marco Mensink, Director General of Cefic, the European chemical industry association. “With the available data, a better understanding of toxicology can be developed which will help to further reduce animal testing. It is a win-win for all stakeholders.”

Both the data and the IUCLID 6 application are available for download from the IUCLID website, free-of-charge, to registered users. The same set of data is used to provide input to the OECD’s eChemPortal, QSAR Toolbox, and the European Chemical Industry Council’s (Cefic) AMBIT project.

Source: ECHA - Data on 15 000 chemicals now available to use


Featured Event


11 September 2017 - 13 September 2017

The NEC @ North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT, UK

Glee Birmingham 2017

Join us at Glee 2017 to see the launch of hundreds of new products, discover the future customer buying trends and seize the opportunity to meet over 500 suppliers!

At Glee we bring the most exciting exhibitors together with the most powerful and influential visitors and buyers in the industry. Spread across 8 select show sectors Glee offers three jam-packed days of networking, selling and purchasing which are not to be missed. Whilst discovering the latest in innovative products, you can also meet hundreds of new and existing suppliers all under one roof. Taking place at the perfect time of year to re-stock your shelves just before Christmas, Glee is the most crucial garden trade event in any retailer’s calendar.

Offering thousands of the newest and most inspirational garden retail products from over 550+ suppliers, Glee welcomes all kinds of exhibitors from across 8 carefully edited show sectors. If you have your own brand, garden centre, shop or make or grow your own products, we have a spot just for you. With visitors from multiples, independents and online retailers, it’s the perfect opportunity to launch and showcase your product collections, nurture your existing relationships and grow new ones.

Date, Time & Location
11 to 13 September 2017

The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Mon 11 Sept - 9:00 - 18:00
Tues 12 Sept - 9:00 - 18:00
Wed 13 Sept - 9:00 - 16:00