EU tightens regulation of 'world's most dangerous chemicals'

The EU Council has given final approval to new rules on persistent organic pollutants, CO2 emissions limits for trucks, public procurement of clean vehicles, and a reform of food safety laws

The EU Council has given final approval to new rules on persistent organic pollutants, CO2 emissions limits for trucks, public procurement of clean vehicles, and a reform of food safety laws mandating greater transparency of scientific studies.

The adopted revisions to the POPs Regulation, which will be binding across the EU within weeks, added the toxic flame retardant decaBDE to the list of controlled chemicals and set a trace contaminant level of 500mg/kg for the sum of all polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs).

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