More chemical reactions in Budapest

Environmentalists criticised the European Commission on Thursday for making a "very weak input" to final texts to be adopted at the Budapest pan-European environment and health conference. In a statement entitled "children's health versus the chemicals industry", they complained that an EU action plan issued this month failed to propose legislation or targets. Meanwhile, European environment agency (EEA) chief Jacqueline McGlade told the conference that society had been running a "large-scale experiment" with the health of children, which could only be ended through more and better information. See statements from NGOs and EEA.

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