Future chemical risk management SOU 2019:45

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The Inquiry Chair on combination effects and assessing groups of chemicals has delivered its final report to the Government. The report is entitled Future chemical risk management – Accounting for combination effects and assessing chemicals in groups.

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The Inquiry Chair was tasked with:

  • identifying opportunities, obstacles and previous measures in relevant
  • EU legal instruments for managing chemicals by group,
  • proposing strategies for future regulation by group and, when required, any necessary amendments of relevant EU legal instruments for managing chemicals by group,
  • synthesising the state of scientific knowledge, identifying opportunities and obstacles in different relevant EU legal instruments and previous measures in the area of combination effects; and
  • proposing strategies to enable regulation based on, or taking account of, combination effects, proposing other strategies to reduce risks and, when required, proposing necessary amendments to relevant EU legal instruments.