ERJ staff report (DS)
Helsinki, Finland -- The report on the a recent meeting of the European Chemicals Agency (ECH)'s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) noted at three members have resigned since the first meeting of the committee. The committee now has 34 members. Members are nominated by member States, with each State nominating up to two members of the committee.
At the meeting, members agreed to admit observers to their meetings, and to publish the concise CVs of members on the ECHA website.
The RAC has three main functions:
- Assess the risk from a use(s) of a substance to human health and/or the environment arising from those uses for which authorisation is being sought.
- Evaluate whether the restrictions suggested by a Member State or the European Chemicals Agency for a substance are appropriately reducing the risk to human health and/or the environment ;
- Evaluate proposals from Member States for harmonised classification and labelling of a substance as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction category 1, 2 or 3, or as a respiratory sensitiser, or also for other effects on a case-by-case basis.
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Home pageof RAC on ECHA website