Last Friday rules to introduce new hazard classes for the classification, labelling and packaging of substances in the EU were finally published in the Official Journal of the European Union. It lays out newly established criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting properties of substances for the use across sectors. This is a world first. The delegated act, which amends … [Read more...] about New hazard classes for endocrine disruptors and persistent and mobile chemicals: an important milestone
Last week CHEM Trust submitted their comments to the Europe Commissions’ public consultation on the proposals to introduce new hazard classes for identifying harmful chemicals. These amendments to the EU’s Regulation for the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) are an essential part of the European Green Deal and commitments made in the EU … [Read more...] about Commission moves forward on new hazard classes for endocrine disruptors and persistent and mobile chemicals
Phthalates and bisphenols are names of groups of chemicals that are becoming part of everyday language. Many people are learning that these synthetic endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can be found in our bodies, and that we should avoid everyday products containing them. CHEM Trust has long been concerned about the wide variety of uses of phthalates and their presence in … [Read more...] about Hormone disrupting chemicals may also harm children’s brains – scientists call for action
Chemical Watch has reported that the chemical-industry backed ECETOC organisation is pushing to change the way hazardous chemicals are classified & labelled. The group aims to change the safety labels on chemical that are carcinogenic (cancer causing) or toxic to reproduction. These labels inform users of the chemicals about their hazards, so that risk management measures … [Read more...] about Is the chemical industry trying to weaken rules on labelling harmful chemicals?