With respect to regulation of chemical substances in consumer products, different international legislative frameworks are relevant. The use and production of all substances that are processed in consumer products is regulated by REACH

Consumer products are subject to ‘vertical’ (i.e. sector-specific) and ‘horizontal’ legislation (i.e. workers legislation, chemical legislation and general environmental legislation). Some specific products are directly regulated by vertical legislation e.g. biocidal products (BPR, Regulation (EU European Union (European Union)) 528/2012), plant protection products, cosmetics (Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009), food contact materials (FCM Regulation (EC) 1935/2004), detergents (Detergents Regulation (EC) No 648/2004) and toys (Directive 2009/48/EC) . Consumer products that are not governed by specific legislation have to meet the requirements of the General Product Safety Directive (Directive 2001/95/EC).