Ambiente & Sociedade
On-line version ISSN 1809-4422
FERNANDES, Lúcia de Oliveira. REACH decision-making process: the new European chemical policy. Ambient. soc. [online]. 2009, vol.12, n.1, pp. 189-202. ISSN 1809-4422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-753X2009000100013.
The present articles discusses general aspects involved in the decision making-process of the new EU legal regulation on chemicals as well as the developed actions, the stakeholders' commitment, and the arising interests and conflicts. The main conclusions: this process was led by the institutional stakeholders, under a great influence of the chemical industry, however, it did not consider the contributions of citizens.
Keywords : REACH; Chemicals; Uncertainties; Public participation; European Union.