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The European Commission is finalising its strategy to overhaul Europe’s chemicals regulations. The so-called EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, expected to be launched on 14th October 2020, could be the most transformative chemical policy initiative at European level in the last 20 years.
However, recently leaked documents have revealed major internal dissensions within the European Commission about the development of this strategy within the European Commission. These documents suggest a tendency from parts of the European Commission towards minimising existing scientific evidence about health and environmental effects of a significant number of chemicals currently on the European market.
These revelations are worrying because they suggest that ambitions to adopt chemical legislations that ensure higher levels of protection are in danger. However, under the EU Green Deal, the EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has committed to a Zero Pollution ambition – and the chemicals strategy is an important pillar to reach this objective.
This is why we (WeMove.EU, the Health and Environment Alliance – HEAL, and the European Environmental Bureau – EEB) are calling on Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, to guarantee that the new EU Chemicals Strategy fully lives up to the Commission’s commitments towards ambitions towards reaching zero pollution for a toxic-free environment. The new strategy must rely upon scientific evidence about all health and environmental effects of chemicals.
Evidence of the real-life effects of harmful chemicals on our health