Hundreds of consumer products with illegal amounts of restricted chemicals - it is the result of a Europe-wide project of ECHA’s Enforcement Forum.
Henkel Balti produces around 55 million cans of polyurethane foam and 18 million cartridges of silicone sealants and bitumen every year. Even though the production volumes are high, Henkel Balti pays attention to every single factor that determines the using convenience of the final product.
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.
The national roundtables about the implementation of substitution measures of hazardous chemicals with authorities were organised in all three Baltic States at the end of 2016. The main goal of the meetings was to discuss and find the best solution on how to better implement the substitution measures at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and also inform the authorities about the project progress.
Marketplace is a new website which provides the possibility to find and offer safer alternatives (substances, processes, tehnologies) to other enterprises, and promote less use of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The website was created by Swedish NGO ChemSec.