9 December 2019

Industry wish list ‘copy & pasted’ into EU Green Deal

End chemical pollution – union, consumer and green groups demand The EU risks missing a major opportunity to protect workers, consumers and the environment from serious […]
28 November 2019

‘Flood’ of toxic Chinese toys threatens children’s health

Phthalates found in children at harmful levels in 13 out of 15 EU countries Brussels, 28 November 2019 – Government officials are facing a ‘flood’ of […]
8 November 2019

Biggest ever human screening for toxic chemicals in Europe

– Chemical safety laws are failing, NGOs warn – Brussels to strengthen regulations this winter   Evidence of widespread contamination from harmful man-made chemicals has triggered […]
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 […]