ENVI votes in favour of stronger mercury laws

The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted to strengthen the European Commission’s proposal for a new mercury regulation

The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) has voted to strengthen the European Commission’s proposal for a new mercury regulation.

The committee made it clear that double standards should be avoided and that mercury-added products already prohibited in the EU should not be exported with the risk that they may end up in countries with less stringent mercury management.

ENVI also expressed overwhelming support to complete the phase out of mercury in dentistry by the end of 2022. For children and pregnant women it will come sooner – within 12 months of the new regulations coming into force.

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