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Socio-economic analysis for REACH authorisation applications

Kwiecień 2014

Speciality Chemicals Magazine


Marta Stryszowska, senior economist at Microeconomix, has published an article on an economic perspective on socio-economic analysis under REACH. The article provides a general overview of the SEA. It indicates economic methods that could be used to evaluate health and environmental risks. It also gives an overview of potential socio-economic impacts. Last but not least, it discussed the geographic scope and the time horizon of the SEA.

In 2012, Microeconomix, CEHTRA and ChemService partnered to form ChemAdvocacy to address the fast growing demand to support the chemical industry and its value chain in the REACH-Authorization process, in Restriction procedures and in Advocacy and Chemical Issues Management. Besides having tremendous in-house expertise on regulatory affairs, product stewardship, toxicology, ecotoxicology and environmental science, ChemAdvocacy relies on economists from Microeconomix for conducting a Socio-Economic Analysis (SEA), demonstrating that benefits of a substance might outweigh the risks. This is complemented with interoffice expertise on human and environmental exposure and effects prevention.


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