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Because of Brexit Britain is becoming a toxic chemical dumping ground


pellinore

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The government insisted on a separate regulatory system for chemicals. At first sight, it’s senseless: chemical regulation is extremely complicated and expensive. Why replicate an EU system that costs many millions of euros and employs a small army of scientists and administrators? Why not simply adopt as UK standards the decisions it makes? After all, common regulatory standards make trading with the rest of Europe easier. Well, now we know. A separate system allows the UK to become a dumping ground for the chemicals that Europe rules unsafe.

Britain is becoming a toxic chemical dumping ground – yet another benefit of Brexit | George Monbiot | The Guardian

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It is down to finding evidence that a chemical is causing real harm, it looks like even the EU until recently were prepared to live with some products for the greater good. I dare say when the EU bans come into force there will be protests, as were seen in France recently, when some pesticides were re classified.

Then there is the question who is right, UK agencies and their assessment of risk and benefit or EU agencies. The usual idea that the UK is always wrong and the EU correct is obviously a flawed assumption.

 

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On 3/18/2024 at 3:15 PM, L.A.T.1961 said:

It is down to finding evidence that a chemical is causing real harm, it looks like even the EU until recently were prepared to live with some products for the greater good. I dare say when the EU bans come into force there will be protests, as were seen in France recently, when some pesticides were re classified.

Then there is the question who is right, UK agencies and their assessment of risk and benefit or EU agencies. The usual idea that the UK is always wrong and the EU correct is obviously a flawed assumption.

 

Plus it's written by George Moonbat, the Leftwaffe's go to eco-loon.

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Alloy wire. Because of Brexit, another major contract won. Manufacturing returning strongly. Leapfrogging France whilst Germany is in recession. 

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