This week CHEM Trust wrote to the UK Government, alongside 26 UK public health and environmental NGOs, to outline 12 Key Asks for the UK’s new Chemicals Strategy.
Are you worried about chemicals in your everyday cosmetic and personal care products? Unwanted harmful chemicals such as allergens and hormone disrupting chemicals can unfortunately be found in cosmetic and personal care products. But the good news is that there are products available that don’t contain these unwanted chemicals.
A new report published earlier this month has brought together scientific research on how chemical pollutants are adversely affecting the aquatic food chain.
France has announced that it will ban the sale of unprocessed fruits and vegetables packaged in plastic from the 1st of January 2022.
A new study has revealed rising levels of airborne microplastic pollution “spiralling around the globe,” as reported in The Guardian this week.
An article in The Guardian published in late March has highlighted that the UK Government is not widely testing drinking water for PFAS, which studies have linked to numerous health issues.
New research shows persistent pollutants present in UK otters above toxic thresholds decades after ban
In a study published last month, researchers at The Cardiff University Otter Project have found evidence of worrying levels of persistent pollutants in otters.
Do you know which chemicals are present in the household products you use every day?
A new investigation in The Guardian co-published with Type Investigations tested dozens of household items for ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS contamination.
Earlier this month the environment and wildlife coalition Wildlife and Countryside LINK – of which CHEM Trust is a part – launched the new ‘State of Nature’ campaign, calling for the UK Prime Minister to put strong nature protections into law.
At the beginning of 2021 the UK formally left the EU, and a new system has started to regulate the use of industrial chemicals. But the UK chemical industry is asking for changes to this new system that would result in the possibility that people and the environment would be less protected from hazardous chemicals.