EU cracks down on cancer-causing chemicals in artificial turf, playgrounds

EU cracks down on cancer-causing chemicals in artificial turf, playgrounds

The legal limit for a group of carcinogenic organic chemicals found in granules and mulches used in artificial pitches and other recreational grounds will be dramatically tightened next year under a... Read more

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Five governments take first step towards EU ban on PFAS

Environment agencies from Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden have told the European Chemicals Agency that they intend to prepare a restriction proposal for ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS.


New additions bring SVHC list to 219 entries

The European Chemicals Agency has made a series of additions to its list of substances of very high concern, putting them in line for authorisation measures.


Lobby group accuses EEB of ‘facile’ call to regulate flame retardants

The European Environmental Bureau’s call to class all brominated flame retardants as substances of very high concern has “no regulatory basis and lacks any credible science to support it”, an affiliate of the Brussels-based chemical industry lobby group Cefic has said.


Sinkevicius calls for ‘substantive progress’ on global chemicals framework

Regional efforts to tackle chemical pollution must go hand-in-hand with rapid progress towards a new chemicals and waste framework at a global scale, delegates heard at a ministerial discussion hosted by the German government on Wednesday.


‘Deregulatory chaos’: Doubts mount over revised chemicals BREF

Campaigners have criticised the outcome of a technical working group on revising EU guidance on controlling polluting emissions from the chemical industry.

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