21 May 2019

Named: major brands ‘breaking EU chemical safety law’

Cosmetics, medicine, food and plastic sectors using substances illegally Regulators unable to guarantee consumer products are safe Authorities protect identity of implicated firms Approved by legal […]
2 April 2019

Half of checked chemicals unsafe in current commercial use

– Cancer and other harms, but no action yet for 74% of danger substances – Unreliable industry data stalls safety checks for nearly 2 out of […]
2 April 2019

Chemical Evaluation report: Achievements, challenges and recommendations after a decade of REACH

The REACH Registration process generated knowledge for nearly 22,000 substances in over 90,000 registration dossiers by the third registration deadline on 31 May 2018. With this […]
8 March 2019

Court of Justice: stop selling dangerous paint immediately

8 March 2019, Brussels – Lifting EU bans on dangerous chemicals is illegal when safer alternatives exist, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday. The judgement […]
1 March 2019

Major safety gaps for most chemical files – official

Unsafe and uncontrolled chemical use in 71% of substances   Chemical companies failed to provide important safety information in nearly three quarters (74% or 211 of 286) […]
13 February 2019

Biggest ever EU application to use banned chemical that kills hundreds

Thousands of firms want EU permission to use the banned cancer-causing chemical that made Erin Brockovich famous. A consortium of companies has submitted the biggest ever […]
12 February 2019

Cancer warning to be traded away on sunscreens and cosmetics

Scientific advice rejected to dodge cancer warning after “unprecedented” lobbying. This story also appeared in the Daily Mail Cancer warnings will likely be kept off packets […]
30 January 2019

EU moves to ban microplastics in most products

The EU will use its powerful chemical laws to stop most microplastics and microbeads being added to cosmetics, paints, detergents, some farm, medical and other products, […]
18 December 2018

More banned chemicals in toys than any other product type

– Toys the worst product for banned chemicals – official figures – Officials destroy 30,000 mainly Chinese dolls of “serious risk” to children – NGOs criticise […]
22 October 2018

‘Erin Brockovich chemical’ set for revival in Europe, despite ban

‘Erin Brockovich chemical’ set for revival in Europe, despite ban   Not a single ‘banned’ chemical blocked from reuse in Europe   Progressive companies warn of […]
12 October 2018

A third of chemicals break EU safety laws

Widespread use of potentially dangerous chemicals in consumer goods – 3 year official study Authorities pledge to continue weak enforcement   Read this story in Sueddeutsche […]
12 September 2018

Get banned chemicals out of consumer products, Europe demands

Chemicals long-banned by the EU are still being blended into consumer products by recyclers. The problem must end, the European Parliament is expected to signal this week. […]