EU Commission moves to cut ‘most harmful chemicals’ from consumer products, despite fresh animal testing fears

By Becky Bargh | Published: 15-Oct-2020

The EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability is the Commission’s first move towards adopting its zero pollution ambition. But the policy has stirred up fresh worries around animal testing

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The European Commission has signed a new strategy in a fresh push to protect consumers from the most harmful chemicals.

The EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, as announced in the European Green Deal, aims to boost the development and innovation of safe and sustainable chemicals, for the environment as well as consumers, by banning the use of the most harmful chemicals.

This will include the phasing out of products that affect the immune and respiratory system and persistent substances such as polyfluoroalkyl substances.

However, these will continue to be used if

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