Product Stewardship

Lead sheet and REACH

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) is the system for controlling chemicals in Europe. It became law in the EU on the 1st June 2007.

Metallic lead is one of the substances managed by the Pb REACH consortium and was registered in December 2010.  As part of this registration process European manufacturers were required to undertake a thorough review of the environmental, health, and safety risks of manufacturing and use of lead sheet products. This indicated that when appropriate risk management procedures are followed lead sheet does not present any significant health or environmental risks.