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Green 10 letter to Commissioner Breton on boosting the green transition of the EU’s industry and upholding environmental and health safeguards

The Green 10 have sent a letter to Commissioner Breton, following a recent meeting of the group with him on boosting the green transition of the EU’s industry and upholding environmental and health safeguards - the letter focuses on the need to kickstart the revision of REACH, the EU chemicals regulatory framework, by June 2023, as well as Net Zero Industry and Critical Raw Materials Acts, where the Commission has to set clear conditions to respect climate, wider environmental, and social objectives.
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Europe’s raw materials rush does not justify keeping workers in the dark about lithium’s dangers

The increasing reliance on lithium compounds in critical sectors should be reason enough for European authorities to support a thorough investigation of their properties. They also demand a speedy agreement on how to communicate about them to workers and end-users. But instead, a scientifically-backed proposal to classify three lithium salts for their toxicity to reproduction under Europe’s harmonised hazard identification system is at a dead end.
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Video: HEAL’s six demands for a health-first reform of REACH

The European Commission has announced an overhaul of REACH, Europe’s flagship legislation on chemicals. A new video from the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) spells out how the current system allows dangerous chemicals to slip through the cracks, and our six demands to help get REACH back on track to better protect health and the environment.
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Q&A on animal testing and chemical safety assessments

We are exposed to a wide mix of potentially harmful chemicals on a daily basis. To assess whether and how exposure to chemical substances can impact our health and the environment, European and national regulatory authorities rely on the results from several testing methods, including animal testing, when performing their safety assessment. In this Q&A, HEAL answers several key questions about the use of animal testing in the European Union.
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