Competent authorities from Europe, NGOs and academics have come together to develop smartphone application for consumers to identify substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles.
A research made by Swedish Chemical Agency (Kemi) found that 37 bisphenols could have endocrine disrupting properties. Only recently European Commission considered bispehnol A (BPA) as a substance of very high concern because of its toxic reproductive properties. Kemi's founding sheds new light on the whole group of bisphenols.
European Commission has recently released newest “Eurobarometer” survey about chemical safety. Survey was released last month. It analyses public awareness and information about chemicals, public perceptions about safety of chemicals and who is and should be responsive, also – awareness and understanding of chemical hazard pictograms.
The workshop about “Reduction of Hazardous Substances from urban sources – strategies, tools and incentives municipalities can implement” took place in Turku, Finland and gathered ca. 70 participants from the states around the Baltic Sea to discuss procurement policies in cities.