June 2023 - in the UK, we must urgently address PFAS water pollution to minimise the potential for negative health effects today and in future generations. By implementing stronger regulatory controls on PFAS in drinking water, the UK has an opportunity to show international leadership in managing chemicals in the environment and furthering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG6 on clean water.
November 2020 - the Government's Environment Bill sets out new provisions about targets, plans and policies relating to regulation of chemicals. Building on our extensive work with the scientific community. We provided a briefing to members of parliament with suggested amendments relating to chemicals regulation. Future decision-making for chemicals must be transparent and be informed by the best science.
September 2020 - this policy position is intended to inform the continuing debates on regulation for EDCs. It represents a perspective following an expert round table involving the UK scientific community. As the UK has left the EU, it is necessary for the UK to decide how it will regulate EDCs in the context of promoting globally harmonised regulation, informed by collaborative science and research evidence. We advocate for risk-based regulation for EDCs.
2020 - we engaged with scientists in our community to develop our vision for what a good chemicals strategy looks like, as relevant to any nation in principle. We identified four pillars on which any chemicals strategy has to be based: education, innovation, circular economy and regulation. National governments must invest in these areas and create a responsible framework of action for chemicals management.
March 2019 - we responded to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry on Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Life. In managing the risks from chemicals we highlight the need for transparent decision-making principles, independent scientific advice mechanisms, globally harmonised outcomes and development of biomonitoring.
September 2018 - we developed a thought starter document covering the ‘principles for the management of chemicals in the environment’ that our community considers are important to the development of new environment policy. This document was produced in collaboration with members of our Environment and Regulation Collective. Any new chemicals framework must be established on a core set of values and principles.