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EU move against lead ‘undermines’ industry, says UN body

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:44 -- John Shepherd
EU move against lead ‘undermines’ industry, says UN body

A United Nations-backed international study group has joined international criticism of moves by European regulators towards banning lead.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECA) said last month it was adding lead metal to the European Union REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) candidate list of substances requiring authorisation.

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Legal battle looms over bid to “choke” EU lead-acid supplies

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:08 -- John Shepherd
Legal battle looms over bid to “choke” EU lead-acid supplies

A backdoor attempt to “choke off” supplies of key raw materials for Europe’s lead-acid battery industry could face a legal battle, BBB can reveal.

The move was sparked by proposals from the Swedish Chemicals Agency to have lead metal classified as “substances of very high concern” (SVHC) under EU health and environmental rules.

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