Four reasons EU institutions should and must share more information on harmful chemicals

By |januar 12th, 2018|Chemicals, Chemicals (REACH), ECHA, News, REACH|

It is no surprise that key information on harmful chemicals originally lies in the hands of industry alone. But just because it starts with industry, does not mean it should be left there, writes Apolline Roger.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Four reasons EU institutions should and must share more information on harmful chemicals

Environmental advocates slam ECHA for transparency shortfall

By |januar 11th, 2018|Chemicals, ECHA, News, REACH|

Environmental advocacy group ClientEarth has criticised the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for transparency failings that restrict public access to information and slow the adoption of safer chemicals.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Environmental advocates slam ECHA for transparency shortfall

IARC alone against glyphosate, despite new evidence

By |november 20th, 2017|ECHA, EFSA, glyphosate, glyphosate ban, IARC, Monsanto, Monsanto Papers, News, Roundup, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) insists on its opinion that glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, is probably carcinogenic to humans despite a new large-scale study suggesting the opposite. Earlier this month, a new report was published, which made it clear that glyphosate “was not statistically significantly associated with cancer […]

Komentarji so izklopljeni za IARC alone against glyphosate, despite new evidence

A recipe for disaster: The EU needs to step up on chemical pollution

By |november 15th, 2017|Chemicals, ECHA, Lancet, News, Pollution|

Pollution is responsible for one in six of all deaths worldwide, a report by the Lancet Commission shows. The attention on air pollution and particulates has left chemical pollution substantially unchecked. And the current EU regulation does not tackle this ‘cocktail of chemicals’ problem, writes Apolline Roger.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za A recipe for disaster: The EU needs to step up on chemical pollution

EU delays vote on renewing controversial weedkiller licence

By |oktober 25th, 2017|Agrifood, carcinogens, Council of the EU, ECHA, EFSA, European Commission, European Parliament, Glyohosate, Monsanto Papers, News, pesticide regulation, Pesticides|

The EU on Wednesday (25 October) postponed a vote on renewing the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, which the European Parliament wants to ban in five years' time amid criticism that it may cause cancer.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU delays vote on renewing controversial weedkiller licence

EU agencies accused of cherry-picking evidence in glyphosate assessment

By |oktober 10th, 2017|ECHA, EFSA, glyphosate, glyphosate ban, Monsanto, Monsanto Papers, News, pesticide, pesticide regulation, pesticide use, Risk assessment|

Lawyers on the “Monsanto papers” case accused the EU agencies responsible for food safety and chemicals of “wilfully sawing off certain studies” in their risk assessment of glyphosate.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU agencies accused of cherry-picking evidence in glyphosate assessment