Welcome to Chemical Matters, a forum for insights, articles and news about chemical regulations in the USA, Canada and Europe.

Chemicals are inherent in every aspect of our lives, from personal health to business feasibility. Chemicals can be beneficial as well as harmful, and understanding where a specific substance falls along that continuum has been a goal for many researchers. The task is challenging because the place on that chemical continuum changes based upon how a substance is being used, where and in what quantity. Chemical regulations focus on ensuring health and safety by restricting chemicals in production and use so that hazardous material threshold levels are set and maintained.

This blog provides news and articles about chemicals, with a particular focus on chemicals in industry, and how businesses and regulatory entities are providing the tools, processes and oversight needed to ensure a safer work environment and a healthier planet