The European Chemicals Agency has added seven substances of very high concern and updated the entry for bisphenol-A, as the list of SVHCs hits 181 ..
News 15 Jan 2018
The European Parliament’s environment committee rejected on Thursday a motion calling for a ban on the endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol-A in food packaging ..
News 11 Jan 2018
The European Parliament’s environment committee could call for an outright ban on the use of bisphenol-A in plastic food packaging when it votes on Thursday ..
News 9 Jan 2018
The European Commission’s science and knowledge service has compiled a single list of more than 2,700 potential chemical contaminants in the marine environment ..
News 8 Jan 2018
Dutch farmers will soon be able to buy and sell the right to release phosphate into the environment, just as industrial plants can trade permits ..
News 20 Dec 2017
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a consultation on proposals to ban around 200 highly fluorinated chemicals within the European Union ..
News 20 Dec 2017
Government delegates have endorsed a revised set of criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors in pesticides but shelved a vote on an EC proposal to ban ..
News 13 Dec 2017
The European Commission rejected on Tuesday a demand in a citizens' petition for a total ban on glyphosate use in Europe but agreed to address ..
News 12 Dec 2017
Proposed guidelines from EU regulators would make it “impossible” to identify a substance as an endocrine disruptor in the near term “even if there is ..
News 8 Dec 2017
Environmental groups have called for tighter controls on endocrine disrupting pesticides and an outright ban on neonicotinoids blamed for decimating bee populations ..
News 6 Dec 2017
The European Commission secured on Monday an eleventh hour deal to renew authorisation for the systemic herbicide glyphosate with Germany coming down in favour of ..
News 27 Nov 2017
England will miss legally binding 2027 water quality targets, Environment Agency chief executive James Bevan told a House of Commons committee on Wednesday ..
News 23 Nov 2017
Drinking water supply in many areas could be at risk within months unless the Spanish government imposes restrictions on agricultural irrigation during the current severe ..
News 22 Nov 2017
The Danish government has set out to increase protection from the harmful effects of chemicals in food, food contact materials, biocides and consumer products ..
News 21 Nov 2017