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Chemicals top EU notifications for product risk

April 09, 2019 / chemicalwatch

"Hazardous chemicals in products, such as toys and cosmetics, have become the biggest risk to health and safety on the EU and EEA market. Risks related to chemicals comprised 25% of all notifications last year, according to a European Commission report on the EU's Safety Gate rapid alert system for dangerous products – formerly known as Rapex. This was up three percentage points on the 2017 notifications. Injury from use of a product received the same level of notifications as chemicals in products in 2018, at 25%. In total, there were some 637 alerts about chemicals in products. Chemicals represented the most common risk notified in:"