Coop Denmark informed its suppliers that all purchases of cosmetic products containing PFAS will be stopped immediately, even those from well-known international brands. PFAS in cosmetics will disappear completely from the shelves of Coop Denmark by early September 2019.
Read our full reply to the Swedish government proposal here.
The socio-economic analysis, in its current form, does not paint the whole picture. And it is absolutely necessary for the EU Commission to see the whole picture when deciding on whether or not to grant an authorisation. Otherwise, this procedure threatens to counteract the very aim of REACH.
Two legislative never-ending stories regarding authorisation to use of the cancer-causing chemical chromium trioxide are finally coming to an end. Two applications – one from the company Gerhardi and one from a whole slew of companies spearheaded by chemical manufacturer Lanxess – got the REACH Committee’s green light last week to continue using chromium trioxide in a wide range of products.
74 percent of substances where a concern for human health and the environment has been demonstrated has not received any regulatory follow-up to control the risk and are still allowed on the EU market, says new report.
Member States in the European Union are described as “captured states, allowing corporate interests to malignly influence their decisions” in a new report by the research and campaign group Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO).
Tolerable intakes for PFAS could be much lower than scientists previously thought. EFSA’s scientific panel recommends lowering these levels drastically, indicating that the presence of PFAS in the food chain is a big problem to human health.