CEN launches standards work on chemicals in products
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The European Standards organisation CEN has launched a project to develop a new CEN Guide to support standards work (CEN Technical Committees) on how to develop requirements in product standards which will contribute to minimise the use of hazardous chemicals, and so reduce health and environmental risks related to exposure to these chemicals.
The project was initiated by the European Commission and is led by a team made up of the Austrian, Danish and Spanish national standards organisations and the NGO European Environmental Citizens’ Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS). The project will include a multi-stakeholder expert panel and aims to deliver the CEN Guide and an implementation strategy for its uptake before end 2017.
“Guide on chemicals in products standards”, European Committee for Standardization http://www.cen.eu/work/areas/env/pages/guidechemicalsproducts.aspx