EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT APPROVES STRICT MEASURES TO PROTECT DYE WORKERS FROM CARCINOGENS

THE EUROPEAN textile finishing sector is welcoming the approval by the European Parliament of a binding workplace limit saying that workers using dyes should not breathe air with more than 0.005 mg/m3 (milligrams per cubic metre) of chromium (VI) compounds – mineral-based chemicals widely used in the textile, dyeing and finishing industries. “I fully support these planned regulatory measures to restrict CMRs [carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic substances],” Walter Hoffher, executive director of the Basel, Switzerland-based Ecological and Toxicological ...


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