European Parliament moves to act on EDCs

25 April 2019

The European Parliament has moved to act on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) by adopting a non-binding resolution asking the European Commission to ensure a higher level of protection by making a legislative proposal on the matter no later than June 2020.

Mapping registered substances on EU market

25 April 2019

The first report of the Integrated Regulatory Strategy has been published, presenting a mapping of the universe of registered substances that are on the EU market. This information helps authorities to identify, plan and monitor the progress on identifying and regulating substances of concern.

EAC inquiry into toxic chemicals: latest developments

25 April 2019

Earlier this year, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) launched an inquiry into the impact of toxic chemicals in everyday life on human health and the environment and is inviting stakeholders to submit written evidence.

New COSHH guidance documents published

24 April 2019

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidance documents on the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) relating to woodworking. The new sheets set out what to do to reduce exposure to substances such as wood dust to an adequate level and protect workers health.

12th ATP to CLP

24 April 2019

The 12th Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to the regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures has been published and can be found on the EUR-Lex website.

HSE research reports

23 April 2019

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published new research papers.

Methodology to evaluate the combined effects of chemical mixtures developed

4 April 2019

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has developed a harmonised framework to use across its scientific panels when evaluating the potential “combined effects” of chemical mixtures in food and feed. The approach gives EFSA’s scientists the tools to follow a mixtures approach when needed, which complements the current EU regulatory requirements for assessing single substances and presents useful findings for communicators and social researchers on both chemical mixtures and chemicals in food more generally.