Epoxies have undergone extensive testing for health and environmental effects.
In Europe, the safe use of epoxies is enabled by REACH, the world’s most comprehensive product safety regulation established in June 2007.
The finished, hardened epoxy does not pose any health risk and offers superior performance, including excellent adhesion, mechanical properties, corrosion, and chemical resistance.
Epoxies are widely used in numerous applications. They need to be handled in a professional manner following established safety procedures. The components of epoxy systems may have hazardous properties and can become dangerous in contact with human skin. However, they are perfectly safe to handle, provided that basic precautions are taken.
Epoxy Europe has developed a series of documents to assist and inform epoxy users. These guidelines describe situations with a risk of contact with an epoxy system and offer straightforward advice for safely handling these products.