The FreeMe project utilizes technologies based on REACH compliant chemicals. In order to fully understand this categorization, it is important to define what REACH compliant chemicals means.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Regulation (EC 1907/2006) aiming to protect human health and the environment and enhance innovation and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. REACH identifies the most dangerous chemicals (referred to as “substances of very high concern”) and calls for their progressive substitution by suitable alternatives, when available.
The development and adoption of the REACH Regulation was driven by the fact that a large number of substances have been manufactured and used within Europe, without having sufficient information on the hazards they hinder to human health and the environment. Therefore, it is crucial to assess the hazards and risks of the available substances and to identify measures to protect the human health and the environment.