Brussels' buildings "full of toxic dust"
Samples of house dust collected in Belgian buildings, including the European parliament in Brussels, contain a wide range of potentially toxic chemicals, Greenpeace said on Wednesday. It identified some 30 substances, including phthalates, organotins, alkylphenols and brominated flame retardants. The results point to the urgent need for swift approval and implementation of EU's Reach chemicals policy, Greenpeace said. The group released similar findings of chemicals in household dust in the run-up to Reach's proposal last year (EED 05/05/03). See press release and report.