MEPs warn commission over Reach criteria revision

Ouzký says new law must pick up more persistent and bioaccumulative substances; Echa updates on pre-registration

The European parliament's environment committee has warned the EU's industry and environment commissioners that an imminent technical revision of substance identification methods in the Reach chemical regulation does not go far enough.

In a letter to Günter Verheugen and Stavros Dimas, committee chairman Miroslav Ouzký says MEPs are concerned that criteria for identifying persistent and bioaccumulative chemicals (PBTs and vPvBs) are "outdated" and "in contrast to the UN's Stockholm convention on persistent organic pollutants".

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