Lena Perenius

Lena Perenius worked for six years in the Chemicals Unit of DG Enterprise and Industry with responsibility for harmonisation of chemicals legislation, notably restrictions on the marketing and use of dangerous substances. In 2002 she moved to CEFIC as director of REACH implementation. CEFIC represents the European chemical industry. REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) is an EU regulation which covers the production and use of chemicals in the EU. The regulation was welcomed by a broad alliance of health, environmental, labour, women's and consumer groups. The European chemicals industry was, however, not so enamored with the legislation and tried to delay, attack and then undermine the aims and the substance of the reform at every stage.

Sources: [http://www.cefic.be/Templates/shwStory.asp?NID=678&HID=678] Biography of Lena Perenius on CEFIC's website.
[http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/press-centre/reports/toxic-lobby] Greenpeace report entitled 'Toxic Lobby' which mentions several cases of revolving doors including Lena Perenius.
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registration%2C_Evaluation%2C_Authorisation_and_Restriction_of_Chemicals] Wikipedia entry on REACH.

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