HEAL’s action on chemicals

The most harmful chemicals must be phased-out to protect peoples’ health
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Synthetic chemicals, many of which are highly toxic, can be found everywhere in our environment and in our bodies. HEAL calls on the EU to ensure the swift phase-out of the most harmful chemicals to protect peoples’ health and the environment.

The EU now has laws to protect human health from harmful chemicals in our environments, products and processes.

Some of the EU’s newest laws, such as REACH and the new pesticides package, attempt to address long-term chronic exposures. These laws are based on the principle of precaution, which means acting for the protection of health and the environments when scientific doubts about the safety of chemicals arise. However, this approach is incomplete and challenges remain, for example:

  • There is no means of fast-tracking temporary protective measures in response to early warnings;
  • The laws do not account for low dose and combination effects, and vulnerable groups (such as children, elderly and the infirm) are largely unaccounted for
  • Some categories of harmful properties are not included (e.g. neurotoxic, immunotoxic; endocrine or developmental disruption) or lack established methods of identification.

HEAL’s Chemicals Health Monitor is helping to build a toxics free future by advocating for EU and international chemicals policies to take a precautionary approach. www.chemicalshealthmonitor.org


Previous News on our policy work

Threshold of Toxicological Concern – EFSA meets stakeholders

The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will convene a stakeholder event in December on specific questions on the science and concept of Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC). Read more…

First German-speaking webinar on chronic diseases and EDCs

As part of its Chemicals Health Monitor project, HEAL organised its first webinar in German with Professor Andreas Kortenkamp on the link between chronic diseases, health problems and chemicals. Read more…

NGOs support ECHA on latest awareness raising video

Environmental and health organisations including HEAL sent a letter to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to express their appreciation of ECHA’s consumers right to know video. Read more…

New documentary film on EU EDCs policy: ‘Endoc(t)rinement’

French journalist and filmmaker Stephane Horel’s new documentary on endocrine disrupting chemicals, featuring HEAL, will be screened on 9 August in France. Read more…

Health costs in the European Union - How much is related to EDCs?

Exposure to food and everyday electronic, cosmetic and plastic products containing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may be costing up to €31 billion per year in the EU, according to a new HEAL report. Read more…

EU Commission publishes roadmap for EDCs criteria options
The EU roadmap to set criteria to identify EDCs under EU legislation has finally been published. It sets out several policy options for the EDC criteria and different possible approaches to regulatory decision-making. A public consultation on the options is expected to be launched soon. Read more…
After the successful release of a French national strategy on EDCs, France initiated a debate on the EU’s policies at the meeting of EU environment ministers in Luxembourg on 12 June. Read more…

How TTIP could harm our health
HEAL together with a wide Pan-European coalition of non-profit groups has called for a fundamental change in the negotiations on the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), to protect public health and ensure a transparent and democratic policy debate. Read more…

Round Table discussion on EDCs and public health
HEAL’s Lisette van Vliet spoke at a roundtable at the Dutch parliament on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on 11 June, organised by Dutch NGO Wemos Health for All and HEAL member organisation Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF). Read more…

Fracking: a serious but still underestimated threat to public health
Environmental health scientist and acclaimed author Dr. Sandra Steingraber was in Brussels to share scientific evidence from the US on health impacts of shale gas drilling. She called to stop fracking on health grounds in Europe. Read more…

France launches EDC strategy with a clear message for Europe
Ségolène Royal, the new sustainable development minister and former French presidential candidate, recently announced a national strategy on endocrine disrupting chemicals (SNPE) in France. France’s move on EDCs is a push for greater action at EU level. Read more…

21 residues of endocrine disrupting pesticides found in samples of French children’s hair
HEAL member Générations Futures successfully launched a report showing that children in a small-scale study in France have an average of 21 residues of endocrine disrupting pesticides in samples of their hair. Read more…

HEAL re-launches the Chemicals Health Monitor
The re-vamped monitoring service aims to improve public health by promoting support for more protective regulation of hazardous chemicals. With a website on chemicals and diseases and social media tools in English and German, HEAL wants to encourage health professionals to use and share the resources with patients and the public. Read more…

How TTIP could harm our health by affecting chemicals regulation
The EU and USA are negotiating an agreement which threatens to privilege corporations, and increase their influence in policy negotiations and implementation. In particular, the TTIP could also undermine the EU’s high level of protection against hazardous chemicals. Read more…

HEAL re-launches the Chemicals Health Monitor
The re-vamped monitoring service aims to improve public health by promoting support for more protective regulation of hazardous chemicals. With a website on chemicals and diseases and social media tools in English and German, HEAL wants to encourage health professionals to use and share the resources with patients and the public. Read more…

How TTIP could harm our health by affecting chemicals regulation
The EU and USA are negotiating an agreement which threatens to privilege corporations, and increase their influence in policy negotiations and implementation. In particular, the TTIP could also undermine the EU’s high level of protection against hazardous chemicals. Read more…

BPA is toxic to reproduction says European Chemicals Agency
The Risk Assessment Committee of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recommends that the chemical Bisphenol A should receive an official EU classification as toxic to reproduction Category 1B. Read more…

New evidence on chemicals and children’s stunted neurological development
Two leading experts on how children’s health is affected by environmental pollution recently published a major review of the evidence about chemicals contributing to a ‘global, silent pandemic’ of disorders of brain and nervous system. Read more…

Call for action on EDCs by the European Parliament and member states
The Swedish minister for environment, Lena Ek, threatened to sue the EU Commission for the delay in identifying EDCs. This announcement echoes concerns from the S&D party in the European Parliament, who called on the Council to act. Read more…

Time to act: protecting children from hormone disrupting chemicals
Executive Director Génon K. Jensen participated in a debate organised with policy makers in Brussels to discuss the need to speed up EU action to protect children’s exposure to harmful EDCs. Read more…

French report on EDC strategy calls for urgent action from EU
HEAL joined French member NGOs, Générations Futures (GF) and Réseau Environnement Santé (RES) in welcoming a French report calling for urgent action from the EU on EDCs. Read more…

First EDC Expert group meeting, Helsinki
HEAL is an observer of the EU Endocrine Disruptor Expert Group that recently met in Helsinki. This group which focuses on substances with endocrine disrupting properties, provides informal and non-binding scientific advice on questions related to identification of EDCs. Read more…

BPA health cost estimate should prompt EU action
The EU should phase out the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials following the publication of first-ever estimates of associated health costs. Read more…

Delays continue of EU EDC Strategy
Continuous setbacks of the EU EDC revised strategy mean lost opportunities for prevention of chronic disease and healthcare savings. At the beginning of 2014, the strategy is still not out. Read more…

CHE call: Endocrine Disruption of the Neuro-immune Interface
On 19 February Dr. Jamie DeWitt, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at East Carolina University will discuss how certain cells of the immune system mediate endocrine signals to direct aspects of brain development. Read more…

HEAL engages with German science journalists at annual forum

HEAL’s German Chemicals Health Monitor project launched new materials in German and hosted a stand at the Wissenswerte 2013 annual conference of science journalists in Bremen, Germany. Read more...

CHE call: Chemical Brain Drain: A Conversation with Philippe Grandjean

On 3 December HEAL’s Senior Advisor took part in an insightful conversation with Dr. Grandjean, discussing the impact of chemical exposures on the brain, known as the ‘Chemical Brain Drain’. Read more...

NGO platform: Time for EU to act on endocrine disruptors

HEALer Lisette van Vliet recently commented on the delay of the EU strategy on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in a briefing by Chemical Watch. Read more...

HEAL reacts to fracking and EDCs link

New evidence published yesterday has prompted renewed calls from HEAL for the EU environmental impact assessment to address shale gas fracking in Europe. Read more...

EDC-Free campaign partners call on EU Commission President

Barroso for urgent action on EDCs Banner carrying EDC-Free Europe campaigners handed the cabinet of EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso, a colourful collage of photos by citizens and groups around Europe who are concerned about EDCs, asking for immediate action to bring out delayed EU EDC proposals. Read more…

HEAL welcomes manifesto on breast cancer launched in UK

Breast Cancer UK presented its manifesto on 23 October ‘Prevention is better than cure: 5 pledges for 2015 and beyond’ calling on the UK Government to stop breast cancer before it starts. HEAL and other UK health groups co-signed this manifesto. Read more…

Collaboration with GAHP at EP event on the global health footprint of development

In October the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) collaborated with MEP Michele Rivasi, the World Bank, HEAL and the European Cancer Leagues at a seminar in the EP to raise awareness about the burden of disease from chemicals, waste and toxic pollution. Read more…

Workshop on Thresholds of Toxicological Concern (TTC) and chemicals in food contact materials

On 17 October HEALer Lisette van Vliet participated at this workshop organised by the Food Packaging Forum in Zurich, which provided relevant scientific background information to understand the concept, and initiate a wider discussion. Read more…

Delay in key EU policies on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

HEAL and other public interest groups disappointed by delay of European criteria to identify which chemicals are endocrine disrupters. The approval of these criteria is now anticipated no sooner than October 2014. Read more…

What’s disrupting you? Take Action now for an EDC-Free future

Over the summer a coalition of public interest groups representing more than 31 public interest organisations across Europe launched a fun and creative Take Action “photo initiative” to let governments know we want an Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals-Free Future. Read more…

NGOs and academics call for RoHS methodology manual overhaul

A letter from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) with the support of more than 100 signatories has called on the EU Commissioner for Environment to revise the draft RoHS2 methodology manual, developed to look at the ways forward to select hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment for future restrictions. Read more…

Book review: ‘Only one chance’, by Professor Philippe Grandjean

A new book by Professor Philippe Grandjean describes how the human brain drain is taking place because of scientific fallacies and a lack of caution in our current use of industrial chemicals. Read more…

TEDX List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors

Have you been wondering what EDCs might be in your shampoo, or which pesticides or flame retardants are endocrine disruptors? Now you can find out with the new search page for the TEDX List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors. Read more...

What’s disrupting you? Take Action now to let governments know you want an EDC Free Future

A coalition of public interest groups representing more than 31 organisations across Europe have launched a fun and creative Take Action “photo initiative” to help us let governments know that we are concerned about how endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may be affecting our health and that we want an EDC-Free Future. Read more...

France should maintain its leadership on endocrine disruptors

HEAL recently joined 27 French civil society organisations calling on France to adopt an ambitious national strategy to reduce exposure of populations and ecosystems to EDCs. The public interest organisations launched a manifesto and public petition as negotiations appeared to be stalling. Read more…

HEAL participates in committee deciding on six harmful chemicals including EDCs

Earlier in June, HEAL participated in the committee of Europe’s Chemical Agency which identified six chemicals, including endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) to be placed on Europe’s list of most harmful chemicals and to be strictly controlled in the REACH system. Read more…

Collegium Ramazzini position on EDCs and chemicals safety policy in the EU

With the release of their official position on EDCs and chemicals safety policy in the EU, the Collegium Ramazzini urged the EU Commission to have a stringent hazard-based evaluation criteria for EDCs and a precautionary approach to protect the public against these hazards. Read more…

HEAL responds to Berlaymont Declaration on endocrine disruptors

Eighty nine of the world’s leading scientific experts on endocrine disrupting chemicals made the strongest ever call for regulatory action in the Berlaymont Declaration. Read more...

Global call to take action on chemicals in consumer products and pesticides

A group of influential scientists from the Endocrine Society have called on the UN, the WHO and other global players to take action to prevent harm from endocrine disrupting chemicals in consumer products and pesticides. These chemicals likely play a role in increased incidences of reproductive diseases, cancer, obesity, and type-2 diabetes worldwide. Read more...

Global ban of flame retardant HBCD

Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), a common highly toxic flame retardant used in insulation, textiles, and electronics has been added to the list of chemicals banned worldwide. The decision came at a meeting of delegates to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. Read more...

Chemicals in children’s food

The presence of toxic substances and chemical residues in food is a concern for children. The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) launched a statement for parents, carers and health professionals with information, based on up-to-date evidence of peer-reviewed scientific research. Read more...

The future of EU EDCs policy

20 environmental, occupation/workers and health organisations from across Europe urge EU Commission President Barroso and the EU Commission to put the EU on the path for significantly reducing exposure to endocrine disruptors. In a joint letter, the groups outline why comprehensive criteria, a far-sighted strategy and reviewing EDCs in REACH are needed to tackle the global EDCs threat. Read more...

Why human biomonitoring is important for public health and policy-makers

Support from EU decision-makers for human biomonitoring is growing. Measuring contaminants in our bodies can help politicians to fine tune or even launch new policies, allowing them to identify priorities and provide an early warning on potential threats to public health. Read more...

Leading scientist on EDCs speaks on “winning back” public health

Andreas Kortenkamp, author of two major reports on endocrine disruptors for the EU Commission, gave a lecture in Paris on tackling EDCs to win back public health. The meeting was organised by HEAL member Réseau Environnement Santé (RES). Read more...

EDC Free campaign website launched by coalition of public interest group

An informal coalition of European public interest groups, concerned about how endocrine disruptors (EDCs) may be harming health, has recently launched an EDC Free website outlining a campaign call to action for an EDC Free Europe. Read more...

EFSA opinion on endocrine disruptors proves problematic

The EFSA opinion report on EDCs recently released is problematic in a number of areas, according to HEAL and CHEM Trust. The EFSA opinion is one of several inputs that contribute to the EU’s development of criteria to identify chemicals with endocrine disrupting properties. Read more...

Which endocrine disrupting insecticides are children exposed to everyday?

On 20 March, the results of the first part of an enquiry (EXPPERT enquiry 1) into the everyday exposure to endocrine disrupting pesticides were launched. A series of reports have been developed by Générations Futures to demonstrate the urgency of preventative action on EDCs. Read more...

European Parliament vote on EDCs conveys urgency

The European Parliament vote on 14 March adopting MEP Asa Westlund’s report on the protection of public health from EDCs reflects the serious concern and strong desire to see comprehensive and multifaceted EU policy action. Read more...

WHO/UNEP report calls endocrine disruptors a ’global threat’

A new report by the World Health Organization and the UN Environment Programme concludes that evidence linking hormone-disrupting chemicals to human health problems has grown stronger over the past decade, becoming a "global threat" that should be addressed. Read more...

SIN List update: more chemicals for REACH’s hazardous list, and producer information

The newly released version 2.1 of the SIN (Substitute It Now!) List contains 626 chemicals that the International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) has identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) based on the criteria established by the EU chemical regulation, REACH. Read more...

HEAL welcomes Parliament vote on endocrine disruptors

On 23 January, the EP Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety voted a draft Resolution, sending a clear message to the European Commission to act promptly to protect public health from endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Read more...

Early-life prevention of chronic diseases

For the first time, a leading international health journal, The Lancet, featured the need to address early-life and toxic exposures to metals, chemicals and air pollution to help prevent non-communicable diseases. This commentary article was led by a group of scientists and leading health and environmental spokespeople, including Genon Jensen, Executive Director of HEAL. Read more...

France bans BPA in food packaging

France is now another country which has taken action to reduce exposure to endocrine disrupters. HEAL member Reseau Environnement Santé (RES) and partner La Mutuelle Familiale, a French public health insurer commend this historic vote to ban BPA in food packaging. Read more...

The European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will soon vote on a report on the Protection of Public Health from Endocrine Disruptors (EDCs). HEAL urges further strengthening of the report in order to lay the basis for an ambitious new EU Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) strategy, for high quality criteria to identify EDCs and for a sound review of EDCs treatment in REACH authorisation. Read more...

Read a commentary from HEAL in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health this month highlighting why the time is right for urgent action and a new strategy on EDCs. Learn more …

EU bio-monitoring highlights exposure to harmful chemicals in mothers and children

Analysis of 4,000 urine and hair samples in 17 European countries collected under the first EU-wide human biomonitoring project COPHES/DEMOCOPHES suggests that all mothers and children have chemicals in their bodies that should not be there. The findings reveal that the human body is contaminated with small levels of mercury, cadmium, cotinine and five phthalates (EDCs used in plastics). HEAL has been a partner in the COPHES project to highlight especially the policy implications. Learn more …

Alarm created by EFSA announcement on EDCs

HEAL and 19 other NGOs have written to the European Commissioners for Health and Environment about the request from DG SANCO to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for a scientific opinion on identifying endocrine disruptors. The NGOs point out that DG Environment has led the process to formulate such criteria for over a year. They are concerned about duplication of efforts, provide a reminder on concerns about the reliability and impartiality of prior EFSA work on endocrine disruptors, and ask how the EFSA opinion will be compatible with the need for horizontal criteria that will cover all legislation. Read more …

HEAL Policy Workshop on Chronic Diseases and Endocrine Disruptors (EDCs)

HEAL held a policy workshop on chronic diseases and endocrine disruptors (EDCs) on 14 September in conjunction with HEAL’s Annual General Assembly. The morning workshop featured external speakers and presentations of case studies from HEAL’s own member organisations. Learn more ...

Global consensus achieved on EDCs

HEAL welcomed the global community’s resolution recognising the likely adverse effects of endocrine disruptors on human health at the recent SAICM meeting. The risks posed by endocrine disruptors were recognised as an emerging global issue at the Third International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM3) paving the way for greater international cooperation and more information to address health and environmental risks linked to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). HEAL believes this resolution will mean greater cooperative efforts among health-affected groups to address common origins of disease, promote effective policy, and reduce exposure to EDCs. Read more …

EU high level conference on EDCs – the tipping point?
The European Commission held a high level conference “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Current challenges in science and policy" on June 11-12. The presentations and discussion made clear that a tipping point had been reached in the science since the Weybridge meeting held in 1996. Learn more…
The scientific consensus statement from the recent ‘PPTOX’ conference on environmental and nutritional stressors in the developmental origins of disease has been published in the journal ‘Environmental Health’. Signed by 33 scientists, the paper entitled ‘Developmental Origins of Non-Communicable Disease: Implications for Research and Public Health’, is now open for further signatures. Learn more ...

Policy workshop: Chronic diseases and Endocrine disruptors (EDCs)
A growing body of scientific evidence links endocrine disruptors (EDCs) to chronic diseases. A policy workshop that HEAL is organizing on 14 September aims to highlight the science and tools on the links between EDCs and chronic diseases, and the important role that groups working on these diseases can play in this critical dossier for human health. Learn more ...

Response to European Commission’s position on chemical mixtures

Health environmental and consumer groups expressed their deep concern at the Communication from the European Commission on people’s exposure to mixtures of chemicals, the so-called “cocktail effect”, especially as it relates to endocrine disrupting chemicals. Learn more…

Challenges and solutions in the regulation of chemicals with endocrine disrupting properties

The EU is developing an agreed way to identify chemicals with endocrine disrupting properties, for future regulatory action. To ensure these criteria catch harmful EDCs and enable swift reduction of exposures to protect public health, HEAL advocates that important scientific studies be used and that chemicals are not excused on the basis of a misleading indicator of risk. Find out more here…

A toxics-free future!

As world leaders come together for the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development, HEAL and many other civil society organizations from around the globe urge them to agree on good outcomes to reduce exposure to hazardous chemicals. The Global Common Statement for a Toxics-Free Future was initiated by the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) to elevate public awareness and catalyze political leadership for action to protect families, communities, workers and the environment from hazardous chemicals today, for a more hopeful tomorrow. Learn more…

Preventing cancer incidence starts with a strong chemicals policy

A new study of the Flemish Cancer League (Vlaamse Liga tegen Kanker – VLK) analyses in depth the implications of chemicals policy on cancer incidence. It stresses the importance of strong EU legislation to reduce exposure to hazardous chemicals which will have effects at local and national level. Learn more …

Industry asked for substitution case stories

Industry produces and uses tens of thousands of chemicals to make the products we use in our everyday lives. However, hundreds of those chemicals have been linked to serious adverse health effects, such as cancer, developmental disorders and infertility. Environmental, health, consumers and women’s organizations are calling on companies to provide substitution examples (or case stories) to an EU-funded project called SUBSPORT, where they can showcase their efforts in substituting hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives. Learn more…

US expert warns on feminisation of boysUS expert warns on feminisation of boys

Professor Shanna Swan, a leading US scientist and expert on phthalates, was at EU Parliament on 12 April 2012 to present EU decision makers with her latest research findings on the health impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Professor Swan highlighted her work linking exposure to phthalates and a feminisation of boys exposed in utero.
Learn more...

Daily chemical exposure adds to obesity and diabetes risk Daily chemical exposure adds to obesity and diabetes risk

Scientific evidence provides new urgency for banning certain chemicals to protect health. Hormone disrupting chemicals, also called endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), in food and consumer products may be causing obesity and diabetes. Learn more

Report paves way for ban on "gender bender" hormone-disrupting chemicals

The European Commission has released a major report on the science of defining and identifying Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs). This report provides the way forward for taking action to reduce exposure through the various EU laws. Learn more...


Previous Action taken

What’s disrupting you? Send us your photos of toys and cosmestics to help us let governments know you want an EDC-Free Future

Sign the petition to keep chemicals out of EU/US trade negotiations

Public consultation on substances of very high concern identification - deadline 17 April

ECHA public consultation on its draft multi-annual work programme 2014 - 2015 - Deadline 15 July 2013

Public Consultation on most harmful chemicals under REACH.
European Chemicals Agency gathering input on 10 chemicals nominated as Substances of Very High Concern. General support or specific input from interested parties welcome. Deadline 18 April 2013

EFSA public consultation: Draft scientific opinion on the safety of artificial sweetener aspartame
All stakeholders and interested parties are invitied to contribute - Deadline 15 February 2013

ECHA launches a public consultation on 54 potential Substances of Very High Concern

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launcheda public consultation on 54 potential Substances of Very High Concern. Interested parties are requested to provide a non-confidential version of their comments/information in the relevant field(s) of the commenting form of each substance, which ECHA may make available to the public. The deadline is 18 October 2012. Interested parties can post their comments on the ECHA website. Act now!

Public consultation: Update of the European Union’s Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
The European Commission is drawing up a plan for the implementation of the Union’s obligations under the Stockholm Convention. Contributions should be made by 25 October. Learn more and contribute to the consultation here – Act now!

Give your input on triclosan in cosmetic products
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on triclosan in cosmetic products. Act now to ban triclosan from cosmetic products for consumers and to limit its use only to medical uses if there is a need. The deadline for input is 19 October 2012. Learn more and to submit your opintion - Act now!

Submit data on Bisphenol-A in food contact materials

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is looking for data on the occurrence and migration of Bisphenol-A (BPA) in materials such as polycarbonate bottles and internal lining of cans. Member States, research institutions, academia, food business operators, packaging business operators and other stakeholders are invited to submit data on Bisphenol A, in particular on the occurrence data in food and beverages intended for human consumption, the migration data from food contact materials, and the occurrence data in food contacts materials.

Data should be transmitted using the EFSA web interface “Data Collection Framework (DCF) at https://dcf.efsa.europa.eu/dcf-war by 31 July 2012. Act now!

Be involved in public consultation with new scientific evidence on risks of phthalates DINP and DIDP

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a public consultation on a draft report reviewing the science on phthalates, DINP and DIDP. ECHA is looking for new and relevant scientific evidence that may not have been assessed. Once this consultation period is over, ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) will give a scientific opinion on the draft report taking into account comments received from the public. Comment on the draft report by 31 July 2012. Act now!

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