Perfumes can contain hundreds of different chemicals and in the EU, it is thought more than 2,500 different fragrance ingredients are used in perfumes and perfumed consumer goods.
CHEM Trust has long been highlighting the presence of hazardous chemicals, including endocrine disrupting chemicals, in materials that come into contact with our food.
PAN, (Pesticide Action Network), Europe recently released a report on the exposure of EU citizens to the most toxic pesticides used on fruit and vegetables sold in the EU.
The Food Packaging Forum recently summarised academic papers that investigated the release of tiny plastic particles or ‘nano-sized’ particles from single use plastic food contact materials under normal usage.
A recent article in ENDS Report highlighted how bad plastic pollution is in UK rivers, from both the plastic we can see and the microplastics that we can’t.
Last month, three US NGOs produced a report on the PFAS commitments of major global retailers.
CHEM Trust has consistently highlighted how when one hazardous substance is banned, the chemicals industry often substitute it with similar, potentially toxic alternative.
Holland and Barrett, the health food shop chain, are the first UK retailer to ban the sale of all sun care products that contain Oxybenzone and Octinoxate.
In March of this year Starbucks pledged to eliminate harmful ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS from all packaging in the US by the end of 2022 and in all stores worldwide by the end of 2023.
The Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals tested the migration of harmful chemicals from 8 melamine plastic cups intended for children, a popular choice of material due to its durability and the bright colours that can be integrated into the plastic.