Category: Environmental Health

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Substances of Concern In Products (SCIP) database

Substances of Concern In Products (SCIP) database

The SCIP database is the tool that will collect information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive. The information is expected to make sorting waste easier and improve the quality of recycled materials. Whether a product is complex, such as a car built from thousands of […]

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EU Ecolabel Paints and Varnishes: Analysing product life cycles for a reduced environmental impact

EU Ecolabel Paints and Varnishes: Analysing product life cycles for a reduced environmental impact

The EU Ecolabel criteria are continuously developed with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of paints and varnishes throughout their life cycles, from the sourcing of raw materials to the disposal of used products. The EU Ecolabel criteria for indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes set limits on the level of environmentally harmful emissions […]

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The EU Ecolabel Detergents: fighting against microplastics

The EU Ecolabel Detergents: fighting against microplastics

Every year in Europe, between 70 000 and 200 000 tons of microplastics seep into our natural environments, which is in part, due to plastic particles found in many detergents and cleaning products. The increasing amount of plastic has become a world-wide problem that the European Union commits to fighting, with its ‘Plastic Strategy’ (adopted […]

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Healthy workplaces campaing 2018-2019 manage dangerous substances

Healthy workplaces campaing 2018-2019 manage dangerous substances

In many European workplaces workers are exposed to dangerous substances habitually. Overall 38% of European enterprises report potentially dangerous chemical or biological substances in their workplaces. A dangerous substance is any solid, liquid or gas that could cause damage to the health or safety of workers. Exposure can occur through inhalation, ingestion or skin penetration. […]

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