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Campaigners fear EU could allow banned pesticides on food imports

The European Commission must move to protect consumers from exposure to pesticides that are banned in the EU due to lax residue limits for imported produce, campaigners have argued as the executive... Read more

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Nine out of 10 non REACH compliant chemicals in EU is imported

The chemicals industry has called for EU governments to step up enforcement of regulations on imports after research found more than nine out of ten chemicals in consumer products in Europe which are non-compliant with REACH come from outside the EU/EEA

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EU urged to discard glyphosate studies from lab accused of falsifying data

Environmental groups have called on the European Commission to discard any studies used in pesticide risk assessments which were carried out by Germany laboratory accused of falsifying test results

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Waste water service providers join call to ban PFAS

European water service providers have joined the call to ban PFAS, as pressure mounts to end the use of harmful per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances in Europe

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ECHA considers restricting chemicals in nappies

The presence of certain chemicals in single-use nappies could be banned in the EU following a conclusion by the French environment agency that current measures do not sufficiently protect children’s health

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Commission slammed for failing to cut pesticides

The European Commission’s efforts to monitor and reduce the risks resulting from pesticide use are too vague, the European Court of Auditors warned on Wednesday in a report that also signalled that several member states were late in transposing legislation

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