Restriction is a tool for protecting human health and the environment from the risks posed by chemicals. Restrictions usually limit or ban the manufacture, placing on the market or use of a substance.
In some cases, a restriction may set out specific conditions such as technical measures or labelling requirements.
A restriction may be applied to any substance on its own, in a mixture or in an article. The substance may even be one that does need to be registered under REACH.
Restrictions are not applicable to on-site isolated intermediates, substances used in scientific research and development, and substances that only pose risks to human health through their use in cosmetics.
- Starting the restriction process
- Notification of intention to submit a restriction proposal
- Registry of Intentions
- Preparing the restriction dossier
- Submission and conformity check
Restricting the manufacture, placing on the market or use of substances involves the following phases: