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Full title: Commission Communication Towards an EU Product Policy Framework contributing to the Circular Economy
Department: Directorate-General for Environment
On 18 May 2018, the French State Secretary for Ecology, Ms Brune Poirson, announced in the newspaper Le Parisien that the Government intends to implement a ban on the use of Titanium Dioxide nanoparticles in food products. "We want to ban, before the end of the year, the use of this substance as a food additive in France" said the State Secre...
The Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemi)
has set up a mandatory reporting scheme to obtain information on the
quantities and types of nanomaterials used in Sweden. ECHA interviewed Mr Robert Johansson,
Head of the Chemical Statistics and Registries Unit at Kemi, about the
types of information they will collect and how it will be used.Gathering
Would you be surprised to learn that a toy fork used by a child to feed its teddy bear has to meet stricter rules than the real fork the child eats with? What about if you were told that if oranges were toys, they would require a safety warning because of their fragrance?As the tools of play, toys are an important part of growing up and have a cent...
Formaldehyde was classified as a Group 1 known carcinogen in humans by the IARC (International
Agency for Research on Cancer) in 2004 and this classification was confirmed in October 2009 on the
basis of induction of nasopharyngeal tumours and leukaemia. In France, the Order of 13 July 2006
added “work involving exposure to formaldehyde&...
Nanotechnology is fantastic. However, nanomaterials do not belong in ordinary consumer products - at least not if there is no reason for it - and not at all without being evaluated and regulated in detail by the environmental authorities.This is the opinion of Steffen Foss Hansen, and his view is based on a solid foundation. He has, in fact, conduc...
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