13 July 2017

Commission to face EU Court over authorisation of lead chromate in paint

The European Commission is facing a second court challenge for allowing a Canadian company to sell two dangerous chemicals used for road markings and painting industrial […]
3 July 2017

Attempts to limit the use of hazardous substances in Europe are being hindered by poor implementation of Europe’s chemical laws

Governments who want to limit the use of toxic chemicals are being set a high burden of proof while industry concerns are being accepted with little […]
7 June 2017

European chemical law has made a difference but still needs to be implemented properly warn EEB

After 10 years of chemicals legislation, REACH, we still need to do much more to protect people and the environment effectively. Europe’s flagship chemicals legislation, REACH, […]
10 February 2017

EEB reaction to the Commission’s regulation on flame retardant DecaBDE

While the EEB welcomes the Commission’s action to restrict the use of the flame retardant DecaBDE, we regret it took more than 15 years for the […]
3 October 2016

Fashionable cosmetics more important than health for European Chemicals Agency

ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, today recommended that EU companies are allowed to carry on using chromium trioxide in lipsticks and perfume caps and for other […]
1 September 2016

Chemicals laws good for health & nature – Commission study

Comment by Dolores Romano, EEB Senior Policy Officer for Chemicals, on the study just made public by the European Commission’s DG Environment on the benefits of EU chemicals […]
20 April 2016

Toxic hormone disrupter approved for use

The REACH Committee has today approved the proposal by the European Commission to grant authorisation to Vinyloop Ferrara, Stena Recycling and Plastic Planet to use the […]