On 28th August 2023, the UN Child Rights Committee published a guidance document on children’s rights and the environment. Significantly it includes consideration of the impact of toxic substances on children.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation have published a new report on the impact of chemicals on the health of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans).
In July 2023 the European Commission published a proposal to ban hormone disrupting chemicals from toys.
The Soil Association is considering new standards to minimise the use of certain toxic or harmful chemicals in packaging of organic products.
A new study has found 25 different types of flame retardant chemicals in the breast milk of US mothers.
A recent investigation by i News has found illegal levels of lead in UK school drinking water.
3M has been facing thousands of lawsuits over claims they have contaminated water supplies with PFAS chemicals. They have agreed to disperse funds of $10.3 billion over the next 13 years to detect and treat PFAS in water supplies.
A new study from the Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals has found that some sunscreens may contain suspected hormone disrupting chemicals, but that safer options are available.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest US sporting retailers has committed to banning PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ in their own-brand clothing.
A new report by the Global Plastics Policy Centre at the University of Portsmouth has stated that reuse systems may provide a vital solution to addressing single-use packaging pollution, but highlighted the need for harmful chemicals to be avoided in reusable packaging materials.