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UK’s chemical Catch-22

The EU sets the global standard for chemicals, so Britain can’t stray too far after Brexit — and it won’t have a say.

  • Ginger Hervey
  • Politico

urope sets the world standard when it comes to chemical safety — unfortunately for the United Kingdom.

The U.K. has been a consistent voice of caution in discussions on whether to restrict use of harmful chemicals in the EU — frequently taking the industry’s side in fights about whether to add more regulations.

When it leaves, the bloc’s regulators will likely be able to push through stronger protections.

“It’s true, the first thought we had was: ‘The U.K. is leaving, we…

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