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    • Chemicals,Nature

    Deal on fertiliser rules sets cadmium limit at 60mg/kg

    European lawmakers finally reached agreement on a new EU fertiliser regulation on Wednesday morning, with the first-ever EU-wide limit on cadmium in phosphate fertilisers. ..
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    • Chemicals

    ECHA head commits to action on chemical law compliance

    The European Chemicals Agency says it will increase efforts to ensure compliance with the EU's Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals ..
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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate

    Chemicals regulator launches REACH compliance drive

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) urged companies on Tuesday to ensure the chemicals safety data they are required to submit is complete and up to ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    France bans metam sodium pesticides

    French farmers will no longer be authorised to use pesticides linked to a recent outbreak of respiratory illnesses, France’s Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    France imposes emergency ban on metam sodium pesticides

    France has prohibited the use of metam sodium pesticides for three months after dozens of farmworkers and residents in western France fell ill in four ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    Pesticide licence renewals subject to EDC screening

    All ongoing evaluations of plant protection products for renewal of EU authorisation will have to be assessed against new criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals ..
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    • Transport,Chemicals

    Diesel fumes among new carcinogen exposure limits

    Strict workplace exposure limits for diesel exhaust fumes and seven other known carcinogens moved a step closer on Wednesday ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,General Policy

    EP adopts position on drinking water proposal

    The European Parliament called for tighter limits on pollutants and improved access to safe water supplies as it adopted its position on a proposed update ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging

    Chemicals panel urged to block chromium VI authorisations

    Environmental groups have urged government delegates to reject European Commission proposals to authorise the use of restricted, carcinogenic chromium compounds ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Packaging

    MEPs back tighter limits on POPs

    Concentration limits for persistent organic pollutants in consumer products should be tightened, the European Parliament’s environment committee has agreed, but campaigners remain concerned ..
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    • Chemicals

    MEP probe points to ‘shortcomings’ in EU pesticide approvals

    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 ..
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    • Chemicals

    MEPs urged to stick to strict cadmium limit for fertilisers

    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 ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    EEA report warns of extent of mercury pollution

    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 ..
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    • Chemicals

    Food production possible ‘without pesticides’

    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 ..
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    • Chemicals

    ECHA consults on authorisation for bisphenol A

    Permission would be needed to use or market one of Europe’s most widely-used organic chemicals, alongside 17 others, under plans published on Wednesday by the ..
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