08 February 2017

NGOs demand REACH to take action on key chemical substances


Today, 31 European and international NGOs publish a letter to Member States proposing actions on a number of chemicals substances to be discussed at a meeting next week.

The NGOs call on Member States to vote in favour of a Commission proposal to add 4 phthalates to the SVHC list because of their endocrine disrupting properties. Most importantly, the NGOs call on Member States to make clear to the Commission their ongoing frustrations with the Commission’s unaccountable working style in the long and unjustified delay and total absence of legal action on nanomaterials to ensure the protection of health and environment since 2012.

Read the letter here.

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