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ECHA Newsletter highlights importance of substance identification by Nick Boley
October 20, 2014, 10:16
Filed under: chemicals, ECHA | Tags: , ,

ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, has published its latest newsletter. A major article in this edition covers the importance of substance identity when in the registration process for REACH.

The article gives excellent guidance on why substance identity is important, and the points which need to be addressed by registrants under REACH in properly describing the substances being registered.

One specific point, hidden near the end of the article, states: “Analytical information about the substance acts as confirmation of the substance identity.” It is welcomed that such a statement is made, as the importance of the analytical method(s) used to correctly determine substance identity, composition and purity are fundamental. This is highlighted in a publication from the Government Chemist in 2012.

 

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