NGO response to socio-economic aspects of a proposed restriction of lead in PVC

Types: Response
Published: 18 November 2019
Size: 268.11 KB

The EEB continues to support the proposed restriction on lead used as a stabiliser in PVC. We strongly support the proposed labelling provisions, which will allow manufacturers and consumers to make informed decisions. In a few cases, derogations have been narrowed appropriately (if slightly) to reduce likely exposures; for example, PVC in flooring material. Overall, however, we are disappointed by the continued expansion of derogations and the increase in allowable limits…