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Company involved in landmark court judgment says it won’t reapply for permission to use lead chromates in paint

Four years ago, the EU Commission granted the Canada-based paint manufacturer Dominion Colour Corporation (DCC) authorisation to use toxic lead chromates in red and yellow paint pigments. According to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the company will not reapply for permission to continue selling these pigments in Europe beyond May 2022, when its current authorisation expires.

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Giving companies economic incentives for moving away from hazardous chemicals can unlock a multi-billion market for safer alternatives

By implementing economic incentives in EU chemicals legislation that would support companies who are moving away from hazardous chemicals, EU policy makers could stimulate the transition of the market towards sustainability more efficiently, a new ChemSec report shows.