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.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) stated that the phthalate DEHP should be identified as an endocrine disruptor (EDC) for the environment in a ruling on January 23, 2019.
Last year we saw the finalisation of the phase in registration process in REACH. In May, the last registration deadlines expired, officially ending the phase-in period. So what have the costs amounted to?
The turn of the year is approaching fast and all over the world media outlets are reviewing the year that went by.
Who says chemicals can’t be interesting? Not us, anyway.
So without further ado, here’s ChemSec’s year in review, listing some memorable events of 2018.
Today, the European Parliament voted on the matter in plenary, and a great majority voted in favour of a resolution – in other words, against granting an authorisation.
Recently, the European Parliament Environment Committee voted in favour of a resolution against the draft decision from the EU Commission to grant an authorisation for using sodium dichromate, which is classified as cancerogenic, mutagenic and toxic for reproduction.
The plasticiser diisononyl phthalate, DINP, was added to the SIN List back in 2008. It is one of a few chemicals that ChemSec has received requests to remove.
Echa still claims that “all currently known relevant substances of very high concern (SVHCs) have been addressed”, a statement that has received much criticism.
Dear Björn, I hope that you have settled in well in Helsinki and that you are beginning to find your feet at ECHA. In your new position I expect that you will focus on making the agency’s work more efficient. I also hope that you will guide the agency towards a greater focus on human health and the environment.