• October 1, 2020
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Toxic shock: health officials block progress on chemical safety


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1 October 2020, Brussels – Health officials in Brussels are blocking progress on the biggest upgrade of EU chemical safety laws in a decade, according to a leaked internal document.

The EU is planning to strengthen its chemical safety controls to rapidly eliminate large numbers of harmful substances found today in consumer and commercial products. A strategy will be announced on 14 October. Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and death in the world today, says the Lancet.

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