UK forum lists "chemicals of concern"

Britain's official chemicals forum has issued a draft list of 107 "chemicals of concern" and called for further information on their properties and uses. All are high-production volume chemicals used in industry or consumer products. The UK chemical industry said there was a risk of "pre-emptive de-selection" of chemicals before proper discussion and risk characterisation. But green group Friends of the Earth welcomed the initiative and asked retailers to identify the listed substances in their products and take steps to eliminate them. See forum press release and chemical industry press release.

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