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 EU chemicals agency has defended the objectivity of a recent call for evidence after criticism from campaigners, but bosses at ECHA admitted it could ..
News 11 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
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
A group of NGOs has appealed to the EC's first vice president to ensure that the EU executive takes legislative action to tackle concerns about ..
News 16 Apr 2018
The European Parliament’s employment and social affairs committee has voted to add a workplace exposure limit for diesel exhaust emissions to the EU’s revised carcinogens ..
News 6 Apr 2018
The issue of pharmaceutical residues found in urban waterways as a source of environmental pollution dominated the debate at a European Parliament environment committee meeting ..
News 21 Mar 2018
An environmental campaign group has reiterated its call for the EU to issue a full ban on bisphenol A in food packaging after the publication ..
News 9 Mar 2018
Norway has added seven new substances to its official list of priority substances that pose a risk to human health or the environment ..
News 8 Mar 2018
The Swedish Chemicals Agency has reported 16 commodity importers to Sweden’s environmental prosecutor for failing to ensure that their products are safe to use ..
News 20 Feb 2018
New regulations imposing stricter limits on the use of BPA in food contact materials are set to come into force in September, the EU executive ..
News 14 Feb 2018
The system for the approval and control of pesticides in Europe suffers from a “lack of clarity”, the European Food Safety Authority has said as ..
News 8 Feb 2018
The EC is set to propose limits on bisphenol-A and two other known endocrine disruptors, as well as new provisions on microplastics, in an overhaul ..
News 31 Jan 2018