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European Chemicals Bureau

The European Chemicals Bureau (ECB) was active until August 2008 as part of the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP), which is one of the seven scientific institutes in the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Its mission was to provide scientific and technical support to the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies on chemicals and consumer products. This included managing the risk assessment process, the development of guidance documents and tools in support of the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation, the Testing Methods Regulation, the Global Harmonised System (GHS) for the classification and labelling of hazardous chemicals and the Biocidal Products Directive.

Some of ECB's activities have been taken over by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), others remain within the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection under the Consumer Products Safety & Quality (CPS&Q) Unit.

Source: ECB website  and CPS&Q website 

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Translation(s):

Español: Oficina Europea de Sustancias Químicas
Français: Bureau Européen des Substances chimiques

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