22 May 2017 / Europe, PFCs, Risk assessment
Norway's Environment Agency has conducted a study on uses of perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and related substances and their risks in the European Economic Area (EEA).
PFBS and related substances are short-chain perfluoroalkyl substances mainly used as surfactants and repellents. Addi..
José Rojo, 23 May 2017
Swedish chemicals agency Kemi outlined plans on Monday to ban the use of risky pesticides, including glyphosate, by consumers within two years.
From 2019, Swedish private individuals will only be allowed to use pesticides classified as low-risk under the EU Plant Protections Regulation, according to a repor..
22 May 2017 / California Prop 65, Confidentiality & right-to-know, Legal cases, United States
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (Oehha) is consulting on proposed amendments that would clarify the content required in notices of violation served to alleged violators of Proposition 65.
Businesses failing to g..
China, Canada and the European Union are joining forces to advance the Paris Agreement while President Donald Trump is still deciding whether the U.S. should stick with the landmark deal on climate change.
Canada’s environment minister Catherine McKenna, EU Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete and China’s sp..
27 April 2017
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Health Canada (HC) have released for consultation a proposed regulatory approach for prohibiting asbestos and asbestos-containing products.
Consistent with plans announced late last year, it calls for the enactment of regulations that would ban the import, use and sale of as..