Draft REACH restriction of CMR substances in textiles | ANEC and BEUC comments
ANEC and BEUC welcome the European Commission’s plans to better protect consumers
against a group of dangerous chemicals used in textiles. The present proposal however
only covers a small fraction of the harmful chemicals used in textiles; a systematic,
comprehensive approach to regulate all chemicals in textiles is needed to protect
ANEC and BEUC recommend that the present proposal is amended to ensure: i) Better protection of infants and small children; ii) Continuous, and regular, updates to the list of restricted substances and to
applicable concentration limits; and iii) Disposable textiles are included within the scope of the restriction.
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