The EU court ruled last week that Greece’s Temploni landfill has breached EU waste and landfill legislation, ordering the country to pay the costs.
The European Commission announced it was taking Greece to the EU court in December 2015, arguing that the landfill located on the island of Corfu constitutes a serious threat to the environmen..
10 April 2017 / EDCs, Europe, Risk assessment
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and The European Food Safety Authority (Efsa) met on 5 April to discuss joint projects and areas of common interest related to the risk assessment of chemicals.
Subjects on the agenda included:
• combined exposure to chemical mix..
New guidance produced on safe levels of exposure and water contamination
12 April 2017 / Australia, PFCs, Risk assessment
The Australian Department of Health (DoH) has released guidance reducing acceptable exposure levels to three perfluoroalkyated substances (PFASs).
The move follows concern about contamination found in 2015 around..
Outlines nickel exemption, limits on substances used in aqueous toys
12 April 2017 / Children's products, Metals, Substances of concern, Turkey
Turkey's customs and trade ministry has amended the recently adopted Regulation on toy safety.
The Regulation now provides an exemption for nickel used in toys, or their components, made of stai..
Several suspected EDCs and CMRs undergoing RMOA
20 April 2017 / CMRs, EDCs, Europe, Sensitisers
Echa has included updates on 18 substances in its public activities coordination tool (PACT) for risk management option analysis (RMOA) or hazard assessment.
Seven substances have been added for which member states are now starting RMO..