Governments ponder action on chemical mixtures

The Council of Ministers will shortly ask the European Commission to carry out an assessment of how potentially harmful combinations of chemicals should be addressed in EU legislation such as REACH, ENDS has learnt.

On Monday a council working group discussed a draft resolution on the issue, which was drafted following concerns raised by Denmark that such "chemical cocktails" are not sufficiently addressed in existing EU legislation. The draft resolution asks the commission to review the situation and report back by 2012, in time for a possible revision of REACH.

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