The warm and pleasant sun rays can cause us harm if we are not careful. The go-to advice to avoid this has long been to wear sunscreen. Sunscreen does indeed protect us from harmful UV radiation but many of the chemicals that are frequently used in sunscreens are, unfortunately, harmful themselves – either to our own health or to the environment. So, how do we best protect ourselves against the sun’s UV radiation while, at the same time, considering the chemical ingredients present in sunscreens?
In a new study, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) surveyed industry associations and more than 80 companies to find out what drives companies to substitute hazardous chemicals for safer alternatives. The answer: EU regulation.
ChemSec and the ZDHC Foundation (ZDHC) announce a collaboration to find safer alternatives for chemistry used in textile and leather manufacturing, in order to eliminate hazardous substances. A core element of this joint effort is that ZDHC will publish the ZDHC MRSL Candidate List on ChemSec’s business-to-business platform, Marketplace.
European chemical companies top the new sustainability ranking ChemScore, followed by a mix of US and Asian companies. The main goal of ChemScore – created by the NGO ChemSec – is to drive investors towards chemical industry frontrunners.
Many of the world’s foremost chemical researchers are convinced that the presence of hazardous chemicals in the world is a global threat comparable to climate change. So, who are the companies that are producing these substances? In ChemSec’s latest endeavour – ChemScore – we dive deep into the world’s 35 largest chemical companies to see what kind of chemicals they produce. The results paint a very interesting picture of an industry in change.
Today, ChemSec releases its new sustainability ranking for investors – ChemScore. For a while now, ChemSec has dug deep into the world’s 35 largest chemical companies, scrutinizing their hazardous product portfolios and looking into their efforts to move towards safer chemicals. But ChemScore not only captures and ranks the companies’ performance, it also serves to boost investments in safer and greener alternatives.
Chemical Strategy Webinar: EDCs and the cocktail effect On the 26th of May, ChemSec organised a webinar. Speaking at the seminar was Dr. Leo Trasande, who did a presentation on EDCs and threshold values, and professor Christina Rudén, who…
Responding to the surge in online shopping amidst health concerns, the Clearya safe shopping app expands to warn online shoppers of unsafe ingredients, based on ChemSec’s renowned ‘SIN List’
Sustainability – a strong contender for being the most contemporary cliché out there. The extensive use of the word sustainable and versions thereof has diluted the expression to the point where it’s hard to understand what the word really means. There are probably more views on this topic than there are on the Swedish Covid-19 strategy.