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Many useful industries utilize potentially hazardous chemicals and substances, and are able to deal with them in a safe and reasonable way.

But not by themselves. They have to be regulated:

The aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, REACH aims to enhance innovation and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. The benefits of the REACH system will come gradually, as more and more substances are phased into REACH.


Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun May 29th, 2011 at 06:43:32 AM EST
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