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EU Publishes Database Detailing Products With Toxic Chemicals

Sept. 14, 2021, 1:50 PM

The European Chemicals Agency Tuesday published its first European Union-wide database of products containing chemicals designated as hazardous by the bloc, in a transparency drive aimed at consumers and recyclers.

The database, with more than 4 million entries, was a “huge milestone” because of its potential impact on public awareness on the use by companies of toxic chemicals in their products, said Raj Takhar, senior subject matter expert with Assent Compliance Inc. in Ottawa.

The database, known as SCIP, or the database of substances of concern in products, will push companies “to state that their products contain less hazardous substances ...

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