Commission releases chemical risk assessments

The European Commission has issued a final EU risk assessment and conclusions for the chemical benzene, calling for further research to address the risks posed to microorganisms in industrial wastewater treatment plants.

Final reports with conclusions have also been published for a flame retardant known under the trade name Amgard V6 and for a foam-making ingredient known as 2,4 TDA. A comprehensive report on nickel was also recently published.

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