Chemicals are present in the objects we use every day, from toothpaste and cleaning products, to cars and contact lenses. Strong regulation is necessary to prevent hazardous chemicals from damaging human health and the environment.
A new chemical regulatory system is being established in Great Britain, following the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Green Alliance is working with Greener UK to ensure that the highest level of protection is maintained and regulation remains transparent and effective.
Why chemical regulation is important
Explore our blogs on the importance of chemical legislation, and what it means for our safety.
Ruth Chambers and Libby Peake outline why the government must uphold strong chemical protections, or risk allowing potentially hazardous chemicals, such as carcinogens like formaldehyde and reproductive disruptors like parabens, onto the market. This is particularly important for cosmetics.
We’ve produced a number of Greener UK briefings on the new chemical regulatory system being established in Great Britain.
Explore our briefings: