Manufacturer fined after repeated sulphur dioxide release

17 September 2021

AH Worth Ltd has been ordered to pay over £300,000 in fines and fees after employees were exposed to sulphur dioxide (SO2) gas released as a result of poor planning and unsafe systems of work during the commissioning and operation of a new potato processing line.

PFAS terminology decoded

17 September 2021

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a report reviewing the terminology of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

PFAS “widely detected” in English watercourses

7 September 2021

The Environment Agency’s Chief Scientist’s Group has concluded a review into environmental monitoring data on poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in English rivers, estuaries and groundwater to evaluate PFAS use, sources and environmental pathways.

First UK REACH restrictions announced

24 March 2021

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has set out the first restrictions to be initiated under its new chemical regulation system, UK REACH.