EUROPE DEBATES THE MOST MASSIVE CHEMICAL BAN IN HISTORY


The European Parliament is set to debate new regulations that would
dramatically increase the number of banned chemicals in the EU. The
law would require manufacturers of some 30,000 currently legal chemicals
to provide scientific evidence that their products are safe for human
health and the environment. If the legislation passes, it would have
a major impact on thousands of chemicals and products manufactured and
sold in the U.S. Despite much weaker regulations in the U.S. many American
companies have no choice but to adhere to European regulations given
that the EU, with 25 countries and 460 million people, represents an
even larger market than the U.S. /old_articles/Politics/strict051805.cfm