Delegates at the ninth Stockholm Convention conference in Geneva have agreed to ban perfluorooctanoic acid, commonly known as PFOA, along with its salts and related ..
News 7 May 2019
Most EU governments have failed to submit by the end of April deadline National Air Pollution Control Programmes (NAPCPs) for meeting national 2020 and 2030 ..
News 30 Apr 2019
A European Parliament decision to grant greater public access to industry data on new food additives, pesticides and genetically modified organisms has been welcomed by ..
News 17 Apr 2019
An upcoming EU ban on one of the world’s most widely used fungicides has been condemned by farmers’ groups, but broadly welcomed by environmentalists ..
News 2 Apr 2019
The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) says that the country’s goal of a non-toxic environment will not be achievable under existing policy and plans ..
News 1 Apr 2019
EU lawmakers endorsed on Thursday a legislative proposal aimed at tightening maximum limits for pollutants in drinking water ..
News 28 Mar 2019
The European Food Safety Authority has developed a methodology for assessing the risk posed by mixtures of chemicals, while a new report suggests health impacts ..
News 26 Mar 2019
The control system used for organic products should be enhanced throughout the supply chain to boost consumer certainty, the European Court of Auditors says ..
News 14 Mar 2019
An advocate general has advised the EU Court of Justice to rule that the European system for the authorisation of pesticides is “sound” ..
News 12 Mar 2019
Of 345 million tonnes of chemicals consumed annually in the EU, almost two-thirds are hazardous to health, the United Nations has noted as it warns ..
News 12 Mar 2019
The European Commission has outlined six areas for action to reduce the risk posed by pharmaceutical products released into the environment ..
News 11 Mar 2019
The European Chemicals Agency must reject a proposal from the European Commission to allow the use of a phthalate associated with serious health risks, health ..
News 6 Mar 2019
The European Chemicals Agency has compiled an inventory of over 400 chemicals widely added to plastics in a move to speed up risk assessments and ..
News 22 Feb 2019
MEPs and government delegates have agreed on reforms to the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation to bring Europe into line with the UN Stockholm Convention ..
News 20 Feb 2019