MEPs warn against dangerous chromium VI authorisation

The European Parliament has voted against the EU executive's plan to grant an Italian chemical company authorization to use sodium dichromate, restricted under EU chemicals rules

The European Parliament has voted against the EU executive's plan to grant an Italian chemical company authorization to use sodium dichromate, a highly toxic substance restricted under the REACH chemicals regulation.

In a resolution adopted on Thursday, the assembly asserted that the EU executive had exceeded its powers in proposing to grant a licence to Ilario Ormezzano Sai for the use of the hexavalent chromium compound for wool dyeing processes.

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