Denmark steps up efforts on harmful chemicals

The Danish government has set out to increase protection from the harmful effects of chemicals in food, food contact materials, biocides and consumer products

The Danish government has set out to increase protection from the harmful effects of chemicals in food, food contact materials, biocides and consumer products, under a new initiative launched last week.

The 285 million Danish kroner (€38 million) initiative will focus on impacts on unborn babies, children and young people.

Denmark wants to improve ongoing EU work on identifying and controlling hormone disrupting substances, including further investigation into what the report calls “new connections between chemicals and so-called new diseases”.

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