Less hazardous chemicals in our products
For a non-toxic Europe
Roundtable hosted by
MEP Christel Schaldemose
3 March 2015, Brussels
The EU has set itself the objective to minimise the exposure to hazardous chemicals in our products as part of its overarching goal
to create a non-toxic environment.
But effective tools for protecting consumers against hazardous chemicals in products and for reducing the level of toxic substances released into our environment are missing. REACH does not compensate for these deficits. ANEC, the European Consumer Voice in Standardisation, and the Consumer Council of the Austrian Standards Institute are calling for urgent action to establish a framework for hazardous substances in products and rapidly close regulatory gaps in priority areas.
With this event, ANEC and the ASI Consumer Council aimed at reaching out to and foster the exchange amongst EU policy makers and experts, from the European Parliament IMCO and ENVI committees, Commission DG's and cabinet members, and national governments. The objective is to identify the opportunities and challenges for minimising hazardous chemicals in products during this parliamentary term.
The programme of the Roundtable can be found here.
The summary of the Roundtable can be found here.
Franz FIALA, ASI Consumer Council and ANEC
Introducing the challenge of implementing the 7EAP for products
Kestutis SADAUSKAS, DG Environment, European Commission
Towards an EU strategy for a non - toxic environment : the role of product policies
Jelka APPELMAN, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Materials in contact with drinking water
Bärbel VIETH, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment
Products for children - toys, child use and care articles
Susan STRÖMBOM, Swedish Chemicals Agency
Ana-Maria BLASS-RICO, European Commission DG JUST & CONSUMERS