Monday March 19, 2018
ECHA Aims New Website at Consumers
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) March 15 launched a website to provide information about chemicals in products. Unlike on its main site, the information is for consumers. ECHA said the impetus was a 2016 Eurobarometer survey finding high desire for such information.
The URL is chemicalsinourlife.echa.europa.eu.
Information categories include products, health effects, environmental effects, occupational issues, hints/tips. There also is a "trending" tab for popular topics.
When PSL checked the day of the launch, top trending topics, in order, were tattoo ink, glyphosate, artificial turf, BPA, and nanomaterials.