The EU should improve its system for licensing pesticides, with stricter requirements on scientific studies and ongoing surveillance after they have been placed on the ..
News 21 Sep 2018
Environmental campaigners have written to MEPs urging them not to back down on a demand to strictly limit content of the toxic heavy metal cadmium ..
News 21 Sep 2018
Atmospheric mercury levels are five times above natural levels in Europe despite a raft of EU legislation to control the poisonous heavy metal, according to ..
News 19 Sep 2018
Italy’s minister for the environment Sergio Costa has announced plans to set stricter limits for polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater to tackle water pollution ..
News 13 Sep 2018
The EU and rest of the world can produce food without resorting to chemicals by adopting sustainable agricultural practices, MEPs heard at a session of ..
News 7 Sep 2018
The French government has said it will take action on chemicals which pollute the ocean and coral reefs ..
News 7 Aug 2018
A coalition of health and environmental NGOs has joined the Brussels region of Belgium in its EU court case against the EC over the decision ..
News 26 Jul 2018
Planned changes to EU rules on pesticides mean fruit and vegetables could contain far greater residues of chemicals that have been linked to a range ..
News 18 Jul 2018
The EC has announced plans to restrict the placing on the market of articles containing four phthalates – DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP – following ..
News 12 Jul 2018
The German government could face billions of euros in fines if the European Court of Justice (ECJ) this Thursday rules that it has failed to ..
News 19 Jun 2018
Doses of weedkiller glyphosate that are considered to be safe can still cause serious health and endocrine disruption risks, according to Italy-based research specialist Ramazzini ..
News 16 May 2018
Pesticides were found in two thirds of the Italian surface water samples investigated by ISPRA, Italy’s environment agency ..
News 11 May 2018
The EU’s approval procedure for pesticides is carried out in a transparent and independent manner, national authorities have said at a meeting of a European ..
News 27 Apr 2018
Campaigners are calling on delegates to a forthcoming REACH committee meeting to expand proposed restrictions on harmful chemicals in textiles in order to protect consumers ..
News 24 Apr 2018
PAN Europe has written to the health commissioner demanding the EU executive back up claims that it has restricted the use of a legislative loophole ..
News 20 Apr 2018