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We come into contact with chemicals every day. They make our lives easier, but they also can pose a threat to human health and the environment. Substances which accumulate in the human body, animals and plants and which are dispersed by air water or passed on through the food chain are particularly hazardous.

"I firmly believe that environmental action leads to greater social justice and that the two are inextricably linked."

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Svenja Schulze Federal Environment Minister <b><i>&quot;I firmly believe that environmental action leads to greater social justice and that the two are inextricably linked.&quot;</i></b>

Latest on Chemical Safety

Chemical Safety | 04.01.18

Progressive ban on mercury-containing products

The use of mercury will be reduced to a minimum throughout the EU in the coming years. This is regulated by the new EU Mercury Regulation, which will apply from this year.
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Chemical Safety | 17.05.17

Collaborative Centre for sustainable chemistry opened

200 experts came together to discuss sustainable and innovative chemicals policy at the opening of the international conference Mainstreaming Sustainable Chemistry - Launch of ISC3.