During its ten years of existence, the SIN (Substitute It Now!) List has been a useful source of information on hazardous chemicals that are likely to be restricted in the EU in the future. So far, the SIN List has focused solely on the bad options – what not to use – but due to ChemSec’s newest project Marketplace, it now also lists the safer alternatives.
October 10 we’re hosting a one-time SIN List webinar, with the project manager Dr. Anna Lennquist.
The top 10 weekend getaways, the 15 best white chardonnays or 25 ways to reuse common household items. It’s virtually impossible to scour the internet these days without coming across a list. They’re everywhere! I think their popularity is due to lists being easy to skim. Lists are a fast and digestible way to approach a wide range of topics.
Echa still claims that “all currently known relevant substances of very high concern (SVHCs) have been addressed”, a statement that has received much criticism.
Two years ago, a draft version of a report reviewing different initiatives for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) was published. But, after receiving huge amounts of criticism from industry it fell into oblivion. Or so it seemed anyway. Now the final report has been launched.
In an effort to help people without extensive knowledge of chemical substances understand the risks better, the web-based service Tackletox provide information on toxic chemical substances emitted by corporations and display it on a map.
On the 4th October the EU Parliament voted against the Commission’s proposed criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Coming this far – to a proposal accepted by a majority of Member States – has been anything but straightforward. Paved by scandals, dirty industry lobbying and lawsuits, the proposal’s shaky journey has ended…