National authorities conducted a three year investigation into the chemical industry. According tot his investigation: “Companies are breaking EU law by marketing hundreds of potentially dangerous chemicals that are widely used in consumer and other products”
Exposure to industrial chemicals, mainly through the mouth, skin or lungs, is causing many diseases like: metabolic diseases (diabetes), falling human fertility, rising rates of cancers and increasing rates of neurodevelopmental diseases.
“A third (32%) of the 1,814 high production volume chemicals made or imported into Europe since 2010 break EU laws designed to protect the public and environment from harmful exposure”, according to the researchers of the study by German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and German Environment Agency (UBA). “Just 31 percent were declared as legally compliant, with the rest needing more investigation.”
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