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GBB-106

Global Business Briefing – April 2018

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In this issue:

  • Brexit: what do you think?
    Chemical Watch’s survey of the chemicals industry shows what the key concerns are around Brexit on both sides of the English Channel
  • Something for everyone?
    The second REACH Review has received a mixed response from industry and NGOs
  • Furniture flame retardants in focus
    A recent study on smoke toxicity has added to the pressure on flame retardants
  • Disclosure leads to reformulation
    California’s new law on cleaning products has had some unforeseen consequences
  • Improving the science in regulatory decisions
    Changes are needed to ensure due process in Echa’s scientific opinion and decision-making processes
  • Endocrine disruptors are changing the socio-economic analysis
    Quantification methods and the monetisation of environmental impacts are huge challenges for the 2019 applications for authorisation
  • Calling for a full register
    Full disclosure of information on chemicals in products is needed
  • From talcum to glyphosate: the multi-billion dollar battle to define ‘risk
    Activists are recasting risk in a way that can only damage industry

Contents of this month's briefing