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New survey of PFAS in the Nordic environment

April 8 2019 The report is about a screening analysis of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and extractable organic fluorine (EOF) in samples from the Nordic environment performed by a group of Swedish and Norwegian scientists. The project was financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers and followed by a Nordic Screening Group. The report…
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Global Resources Outlook 2019

March 22 2019 The International Resource Panel has recently published its “Global Resources Outlook 2019” with the subtitle: “Natural resources for the future we want”. The report presents the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic findings around global resource use. The International Resource Panel was launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) in 2007…
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Five cobalt salts proposed for restrictions in Europe

March 12 2019 In response to a request by the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has submitted a REACH restriction dossier concerning five cobalt salts and their hydrates. The five cobalt salts selected are listed in the table: They are produced and widely used to manufacture chemicals, catalysts, batteries, feed grade materials and biogas. The…
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