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Neonicotinoids are active substances used in plant protection products to control harmful insects, which means they are insecticides. The European Commission ...
Dangerous chemicals in consumer products: your Right to Know not easy to use
Would you like to know if your carpet or your child’s toothbrush contains any hazardous chemicals? You have the right to ask the trader and manufacturer. But ...
Better protection against cancer-causing chemicals 'could save 100,000 lives'
New EU rules to limit exposure to 13 cancer-causing chemicals at the workplace could save 100,000 lives in the next 50 years, says Employment Commissioner ...
Chemical foul play in EURO 2012 football shirts
In a few short 3 days, Europe's best football players kick-off the European football championship in jerseys containing harmful and toxic substances new ...
European chemicals safety net flawed Commission study reveals
A European Commission study on hormone disrupting chemicals has shed a worrying new light on the insufficient way these are assessed before use in consumer ...
MEPs call for global ban on animal testing of cosmetics
The EU should launch a diplomatic drive for a global ban on testing cosmetics on animals before 2023, MEPs urged Thursday. The sale of all animal-tested ...
Bayer to offer access to its owned glyphosate studies
Bayer will soon include safety study summaries of glyphosate on its dedicated transparency platform. This next step will mark the first anniversary of the ...
Big retailers caught breaching EU chemicals law
A report released today reveals big retailers are breaching the EU’s flagship regulation on chemicals, while many products such as school supplies, sports ...
Environmental and health organisations launch European citizens' initiative to ban glyphosate
Campaigners and activists met in Brussels and other European cities (Madrid, Rome, Berlin and Paris) today to launch a European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) to ...
EU proposal to ban phosphates in laundry detergents - guide
The European Commission has proposed to ban the use of phosphates and to limit the content of other phosphorous containing compounds in laundry detergents. The ...
Public has a right to information on pesticide dangers, rules EU Court
Safety tests conducted by the chemical industry and used by regulators to assess the dangers of pesticides must be disclosed, the EU's top court ruled on ...
EU agrees revisions on hazardous substances in electrical equipment
The EU Council and Parliament reached provisional agreement Wednesday on a proposal for a revised directive on the use of certain hazardous substances in ...
Censure for EU Commission over endocrine disruptors
Euro-MPs signed a motion of censure on the European Commission Thursday for failing to comply with its legal obligation to publish scientific criteria for ...
MEPs call for end to lead in recycled PVC
MEPs on the European Parliament's Environment Committee objected Tuesday to a Commission proposal allowing lead in recycled PVC, citing the need to protect ...
The EU needs rules on chemicals in coffee cups, straws and other paper food packaging, consumer test shows
A new lab test shows that food packaging made of coloured paper and cardboard - such as coffee cups and straws - may contain and release chemicals originating ...
Chemicals Guides
Guides on the EU policy on chemicals.
REACH registration deadline: SMEs struggle to comply
UEAPME is highly concerned about recent developments around REACH, the chemicals' regulation, and the future availability of resources for the European economy.
Dangerous substances: a real cause of work-related illnesses
In the context of the European Week for Safety and Health at Work, UEAPME welcomes the raising awareness actions related to the campaign managed by OSHA.
Endocrine Disruptors: Commission Communication
The European Commission adopted on 7 November a Communication outlining its strategy to address the problem of endocrine disruptors, with the aim of protecting ...
Ehe EU Directive on Dangerous Substances was a response to a need to ensure the protection of public health, in particular the health of workers handling ...
RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, a new European Union (EU) directive (Directive 2002/95/EC) which will ban new electrical and ...
EU ban on mercury exports - briefing
The EU Council today adopted legislation banning all exports of mercury from the European Union. The export ban is a key part of the EU's strategy for reducing ...
REACH - Recycling and Waste Prevention - Clean Air
A long-awaited compromise on the REACH - the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals - was adopted by the European Union in ...
Restriction of Hazardous Substances EU Directive
RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, the European Union (EU) directive (Directive 2002/95/EC) which bans new electrical and electronic ...
The European Commission has launched a high level group on the competitiveness of the European chemicals industry.
Chemicals, industrial risk and biotechnology - EU legislation in force (EUR-Lex)
CLP: Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging
The CLP is an EU regulation which sets the rules for classification and labelling of chemicals. It aims to determine whether a substance or mixture displays ...
Competitiveness in the European Chemical Industry
Since industrial competitiveness is of central importance for the Commission, on the basis of the Communication "Implementing the Community Lisbon Programme: A ...
EU Enterprise and Industry Contacts
European Chemicals Agency ECHA - guide
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) was officially opened on 3 June 2008 by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Finnish Prime Matti ...
EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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The Week Ahead no. 464
EU long-term budget for 2021-2027 - EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions - sustainable growth strategy - macroeconomic imbalances in Member States

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