Last Tuesday I spoke at a Chemical Watch conference in Brussels as part of a day of presentations and discussion about enforcement of EU chemical laws like REACH. As I emphasised in my presentation, REACH is supposed to provide a high level of protection for human health and the environment. This won't happen if companies can dodge their legal responsibilities or if they can … [Read more...] about Are EU laws on chemicals – like REACH – being properly enforced?
Chemical analysis has found that some loom bands & charms have very high levels of phthalates in them - well over 50% in the case of some charms. As the analysts themselves say: " The latest loom bands craze in particular is throwing up some alarming results considering these products are so child appealing" Loom bands - an astoundingly popular craze with children - are … [Read more...] about “Loom band” phthalates case shows chemical regulation isn’t working (updated)