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.

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.