The European Chemicals Agency works for the safe use of chemicals. We are a regulatory agency of the European Union. We implement the EU’s chemicals legislation to protect your health and the environment. Our work also contributes to a well-functioning internal market, innovation and the competitiveness of Europe’s chemicals industry.
Chemicals make modern life possible – everything is made from them. Better knowledge and regulation of harmful chemicals protects workers, consumers and the environment, makes recycling easier, and encourages industry to develop safer alternatives.