On 18-19 April 2017, RPA Technical Director Linda-Jean Cockcroft attended ECHA’s Helsinki based Seminar on Applications for Authorisation. As well as addressing application strategy and evaluation, the seminar included a Q&A session on the main issues brought by the participants. Linda-Jean notes that “Given the imminent update to REACH Annex XIV, it is perhaps unsurprising that a core focus of the discussions related to the quantification and valuation of health and environmental impacts, and in particular the approach for PBT/vPvB substances, as well as those with endocrine disrupting properties for the environment”.

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