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segunda-feira, 23 de abril de 2012

EU NGOs call for more nanomaterial information for ecolabel paints

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and the European Consumers’ Organisation (BEUC) have called on paint manufacturers to provide more information on the nanomaterials in their products if they wish to apply for the EU ecolabel.
Responding to documents published in February by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), BEUC and the EEB have requested that the EU executive tighten its criteria used to award the ecolabel for indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes.

In addition to providing more details on nanomaterials, the organisations would like the Commission and EU member states to:
  • 1 discuss different criteria for biocides used in indoor and outdoor paints
  • 2 lower values on Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and include criteria for Semi Volatile Organic Hydrocarbons (SVOCs)
  • 3 investigate the possibility of introducing criterion on indoor air quality, and suggests investigating new French legislation on paints (CW 1 February 2011)
  • 4 decrease the values for white pigment content
  • 5 reduce the emission level of titanium dioxide
  • 6 support the inclusion of a criterion on greenhouse gas emissions
  • 7 ban all cobalt salts
  • 8 use derogations carefully

Fonte: Chemical Watch