With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it’s clear that the leaders and laggards of safer and greener chemicals align with the winners and losers on the stock market.
Together with ClientEarth, we wrote to the EU Commission to ask for significant changes in the way they handle authorisations for use of harmful chemicals – a system essential to drive the industry towards safe and sustainable chemistry.
Over the last decade, the majority of people engaging with ChemSec have been based in the US. So we thought it was about time we opened up our first office “over there”, led by environmental veteran Daryl Ditz, based in Washington DC.
Firefighters are disproportionately struck by cancer compared to the general population. A growing body of evidence points towards the PFAS chemicals in firefighting turnout gear, applied to make the clothing water-repellant.
To address the challenge around lack of knowledge about the chemical content in collected recyclable textiles, H&M Group and IKEA decided to collaborate in a large test study.
ChemSec webinar, March 16, 2021
are being used in rainwear, dental floss, firefighting foam – and in my hairdresser’s shampoo. I broke her heart when I told her about it. She had no idea what PFAS were, but she obviously does not want them in the products she and other hairdressers use every day.
If we needed more reasons for faster, tougher and more far-reaching regulation on endocrine-disrupting chemicals, could this imminent threat against human reproduction be the straw that finally broke the camel’s back?
The European Court of Justice confirmed today that the EU illegally allowed dangerous substances for sale in paints when there were safer options – setting a precedent that tightens the screw on companies’ use of toxic chemicals in the EU.