Dangerous chemicals can be found everywhere, from household dust to the Arctic, putting human health, wildlife and ecosystems at risk. They are used in everything – from pesticides to plastics. And there are more and more of them: the production volume has increased more than 50 fold from 1950 to 2000. Our team is dedicated to using the power of the law to ensure that the potential of chemistry is exploited in a responsible, safe and transparent way.
We have warned EU rules on harmful chemicals in the food chain are too weak and leave the public open to unacceptable risks.
A European Commission decision to allow a Canadian company to sell pigments for paints containing highly dangerous chemicals has today been deemed illegal.
2018 truly was the year the world started waking up to the dangers posed by plastic waste – here is ClientEarth’s guide to the year that turned the tide for action on plastic.
ClientEarth and its partner organisations are continuing the fight against the use of two chemicals of high concern in paints.