Steps to REACH Compliance

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Anna young
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Re: EU leadership
Anna young   3/3/2012 4:34:51 AM
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 Michael, thanks , I'll check the book out.

Michael Kirschner
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Re: EU leadership
Michael Kirschner   3/2/2012 2:58:36 PM
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Anna, good question. The US ceded leadership in the 80s and 90s. EU saw a vacuum and filled it. States like California are taking their cues from the EU. That the US EPA desperately wants to do more is quite evident, but that's dependent upon action from the US congress and they seem to have no interest or stomach for leadership, or even just keeping up.


I might suggest that you read Mark Schapiro's book "Exposed" for more insight.

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Anna young   2/29/2012 7:52:08 PM
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Michael, I sometimes wonder why the European Union is at the forefront of these types of legislation. The US isn't leading here although states like California are championing programs like this.

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Steps to REACH
Barbara Jorgensen   2/29/2012 9:07:14 AM
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Great points, as always. The lack of environmental expertise in the design/education sector is going to become a bigger problem as these mandates proliferate.



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