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    • Transport,Chemicals

    Commission urged to safeguard lead battery exemptions

    A large group of European trade associations has urged the European Commission to remove four lead compounds used in batteries from a list of substances ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals

    Countries debate further restrictions for fertilisers

    Member state experts have discussed changes to the proposed EU Fertilisers Regulation, including adding new EU-wide limits for arsenic, copper and zinc, a draft position ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Commission moves forward with PFOA restrictions

    The European Commission has backed restrictions on the use of toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), granting certain products more time to comply ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    EDC presence in tap water prompts fresh calls for EU action

    French government figures indicate that  endocrine disrupting chemicals could be present in drinking water, campaigners have claimed, calling for EU action ..
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    • Climate,General Policy,Markets & Corporate

    Church of England launches low-carbon investment ranking

    The Church of England has launched an international ranking tool to assess how the transition to a low-carbon economy will affect investment portfolios ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,Markets & Corporate

    EC rules out changes for EDC authorisation under REACH

    The authorisation process for endocrine disrupting chemicals that are hazardous enough to be considered substances of very high concern does not need to be made ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Glyphosate causes liver disease in rats, finds study

    “Ultra-low” doses of the controversial weedkiller Roundup can trigger liver disease among rats if ingested over a long period, researchers have found, promoting calls for ..
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    • Chemicals,General Policy,Markets & Corporate,Brexit and the EU

    UK MPs to examine post-Brexit chemicals regulation

    The UK government’s Environmental Audit Committee has opened an inquiry into the future of chemicals regulation and policy in the country following the referendum vote ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Markets & Corporate

    ECHA appeal board dismisses triclosan tests challenge

    The Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency has dismissed a request to annul orders for more tests on bactericide triclosan ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    EDC proposal tweaks fail to gain member state support

    The latest version of the European Commission's criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals has failed to gain support from member states, sending the Commission back to ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,General Policy

    Limited scope of EDC outline guidance draws criticism

    An outline of the draft guidance for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals has been published by the European Chemical Agency and the European Food Safety Authority ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,Markets & Corporate

    EU names bisphenol A among new SVHCs

    The ubiquitous polycarbonate monomer and epoxy resin constituent bisphenol A has been formally named as a substance of very high concern under the EU REACH chemicals regime ..
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    • Chemicals,General Policy

    Ministers criticise Commission for chemical policy delays

    EU countries have criticised the European Commission for delays in finalising measures for four key areas of chemical policy – endocrine disrupting chemicals, nanomaterials, the ..
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    • Chemicals

    Portugal to prohibit glyphosate use in urban areas

    The Portuguese government is to ban the use of glyphosate in parks, playgrounds and around hospitals and other public urban areas in line with the ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    EU ‘lagging behind’ in hazardous waste prevention - EEA

    EU countries are not prioritising the prevention of hazardous waste as poor data makes the setting of indicators and targets challenging in this area, the ..
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