We’ve identified some key resources and articles on Chemicals and health from the Summer 2010.
New SIN List Database Will Assist In Identification of Chemicals of Concern
The Substitute-It-Now or SIN List is a list of chemicals that are identified as ‘Substances of Very High Concern’ based on the criteria established by the EU chemical regulation, REACH. The SIN List is produced by the International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec), in close with an NGO Advisory Committee of nine mainly European NGOs, including the Health and Environmental Alliance.
The SIN List database now has a new user interface that will help legislators, journalists, consumers, investors and manufacturers retrieve information regarding the 356 high-concern chemicals on the SIN List. It presents a broader range of search options making it easier to find specific SIN chemicals. The search result can be filtered by possible uses, health and environmental classifications, lists of high concern chemicals in the EU and production volume.
The SIN list can be found here
European health group supports call for reducing exposure to BPA. On the 23 June 2010, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) added its name to a letter to European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) calling for a reduction in human exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA). Read more....
Written on 22 July 2010.