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6368: EU COMMISSION TO RESTRICT USE OF FOUR HARMFUL CHEMICALS

Friday 11 January 2019
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The European Commission is to restrict the future use of four harmful chemicals known as "Thalates" from June 2020.

The substances are known to have toxic effects on human reproductive health and male fertility, and can contribute to breast cancer.

Substances including the four thalates can be present in plastics in a wide variety of everyday products such as cables, children's toys, coated fabrics and sports equipment. 

Grace Bolton of the European Commission says that the EU is taking action to protect consumers from these harmful chemicals. 

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