THE PUBLIC sale of printing inks containing dangerous chemicals named on a new European Commission blacklist could be banned from April 2003. Brussels wants ministers to amend a directive restricting chemicals deemed carcinogenic, or harmful to genes and reproduction, by adding 43 more ingredients, some used in ink. "Professional users able to ensure their safe use" could continue using these inks.

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