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.
Speaking to the European Parliament, Alice Bernard said more needs to be done to protect people from harmful endocrine disruptor chemicals in food packaging.
ClientEarth has joined more than 70 other environmental health, women’s and consumer groups in Europe calling for a future free of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
Environmental lawyers from ClientEarth are calling on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to redefine its role to better serve the public interest and not just the chemicals industry.
The European Commission has been reprimanded for bad behaviour by the EU’s transparency watchdog, over its failure to release chemical data .
- EDC-Free Europe statement on the EU EDC strategy
- ClientEarth and EEB (joint) submission to ECHA’s call for evidence on microplastics
- ClientEarth comments on ECHA 5 year strategy 2019-2013
- How to find and analyse alternatives in the authorisation process
- Letter to the European Commission on Regulatory Cooperation in CETA on chemicals and pesticides
- ClientEarth’s comment on the EFSA/ECHA guidance document for the identification of EDCs in pesticides and biocides
- Chemicals in material cycles: how EU law needs adjustments for the transition to an environmentally beneficial circular economy
- ClientEarth feedback on Pesticides REFIT
- 10 years in: time for ECHA to disseminate strategic information to empower third parties
- ClientEarth analysis: A Trojan horse in the identification of endocrine disruptors
- Comments on Stakeholder Consultation Paper – interface of chemical, product and waste legislation
- Comments on Annex XV SVHC report: identification of Bisphenol A as SVHC due to endocrine disrupting properties