Towards sustainable outdoor shooting and fishing
At the request of the European Commission, ECHA has assessed the health and environmental risks posed by the use of lead projectiles for hunting and outdoor sports shooting as well as lead used in fishing sinkers and lures.The Agency concluded that an EU-wide restriction would be justified. ... more
Roadmap to address substances of very high concern complete
ECHA has today published a brochure summarising the achievements of the SVHC 2020 Roadmap, following its completion.
The goal of the SVHC Roadmap was to identify all relevant, currently known substances of very high concern (SVHCs) and include them on the Candidate List by 2020. SVHCs are c ... more
What do EU citizens think about nanomaterials?
A study, commissioned by the EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON), measured and analysed how citizens in Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France and Poland perceive nanomaterials and their potential risks to our health and the environment.
It found that despite manufactured nanomaterials bein ... more