Helsinki, 26 April 2018 – During the REACH Committee on 26 April, Member States voted for the draft Commission Regulation amending several Annexes to REACH. The proposed amendments will clarify REACH registration requirements with regard to nanomaterials and address the knowledge gap on which substances registered under REACH are placed on the market as nanomaterials and in which quantities.
Tiny pieces of plastic, now ubiquitous in the marine environment, have long been a cause of concern for their ability to absorb toxic substances and potentially penetrate the food chain. Now scientists are beginning to understand the level of threat posed to life, by gauging the extent of marine accumulation and tracking the movement of these contaminants.
Today, a group of citizens concerned about the use of endocrine disruptors – chemical substances affecting human hormones – came to the European Parliament to engage in a discussion with scientific experts and politicians. The discussion highlighted the extent to which we are all exposed to endocrine disruptors on a daily basis through products such as food packaging, clothing, cosmetics, children’s toys and crops grown with certain pesticides.
Several decisions of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annexes to the EEA Agreement, concerning digital, energy, climate & environment, transport and food& drink and health policy.