CHEM Trust will be hosting a fringe event at the Labour Party Conference. ‘The chemical pollution crisis: is the UK’s post-Brexit regulation of chemicals fit for purpose?’ This will be held in partnership with SERA, (Labour’s Environment Campaign), Breast Cancer UK and Wildlife and Countryside Link.
The event will be an opportunity to highlight the problem of chemical pollution, how the UK’s regulation of chemicals is developing post-Brexit and next steps. We have a brilliant expert panel, including Ruth Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Agri-Innovation and Climate Change, Andy Prendergast, National Secretary of the GMB and Chloe Alexander from CHEM Trust.
Venue: Blundell Street Liverpool Restaurant
Time: Sunday 25th September, 2-3pm
Focus of the event:
The UK has a serious chemical pollution problem. All English rivers are polluted with chemical contaminants at levels exceeding environmental standards and water pollution incidents are rising, such as the recent contamination of drinking water sources in Cambridgeshire with the highly persistent chemical ‘PFAS’. Exposure to harmful chemical substances is a growing problem, presenting serious threats to public and worker health, as well as to our wildlife and wider environment.
The UK’s approach to chemical management and regulation matters to how we deal with the current chemical pollution crisis. It also matters to the UK chemical industry, the UK’s second biggest manufacturing industry, with high-skilled jobs especially located in former red-wall constituencies. The discussion will focus on this crisis and the Government’s response to it, including the serious challenges facing the UK’s regulation of chemicals post-Brexit and what’s needed to fix it.
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