- October 12, 2021
The EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability – one year on
We are facing a chemical pollution crisis: a cocktail of synthetic chemicals in hundreds of everyday products is putting human health and wildlife at risk.
While the EU’s chemical legislation REACH is world-leading, it has been too slow in identifying and regulating the most hazardous chemicals. There are also gaps in the way that the EU regulates chemicals in some product areas, such as food packaging, and EU laws do not properly address the reality that we are constantly exposed to mixtures of chemicals, not just one chemical at a time.
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