Denmark urges EU shake-up on 'chemical cocktails'

The EU should take "serious consideration" of the combined "cocktail" effect of certain chemicals in European legislation, Danish environment minister Troels Lund Poulsen said on Wednesday.

Echoing some of the arguments heard at a REACH stakeholder meeting in Helsinki last month (EE 28/05/09), Mr Poulsen said the need for cumulative risk assessment (CRA) on a European scale had been confirmed by the report of an expert workshop commissioned by the ministry.

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