Better criteria needed to define PBT chemicals

Posted on 05 December 2008    
The EU is currently reviewing the criteria for persistent, bioaccumulalive and toxic (PBT) chemicals. To this aim, the European Commission has proposed changes to the Annex XIII of REACH ahead of a meeting in Brussels on Monday, 15th of December.

WWF supported by other NGOs has written to the Commissioner Dimas and Verheugen to criticise the Commission’s proposal which fails to improve the criteria in a way that wildlife and people are better protected.

Early next year the Commission is expected to present its changes for a vote by Member States.

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