EEB asks the Austrian Presidency to the EU to classify Titanium Dioxide and promote chemical substitution



This Memorandum reflects on the issues that the EEB would like to see advanced during the Austrian Presidency.

It include a section dedicated to "Protect the public from hazardous chemicals" chemicals requesting the following:

(*) REACH review: Agree council conclusions on concrete actions for improvement and timelines.

(*) Maintain leadership on the Minamata Convention on Mercury and ensure implementation in the EU.

(*) Call on the EC to prepare an ambitious Non-Toxic Environmental Strategy and promote chemicals substitution

(*) Classification Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation: Call on the EC to follow ECHA’s opinion on Titanium Dioxide as a suspected carcinogen 

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