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Brussels criticised for delays in banning toxic chemicals

European commission’s inaction is putting people’s health at risk, law firm says

People’s health is being put at risk by Brussels’ slow response to the use of dangerous chemicals, according to a report.

A study by ClientEarth, an environmental law organisation, found that in nine out of 10 cases the European commission’s decision to ban a toxic chemical after it had been identified was “excessively delayed”, sometimes for up to four years.

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