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The Lack of Regulation of Chemical Mixtures and Its Legal Consequences in the Baltic Sea Area

Chapter in book
Authors Lena Gipperth
Thomas Backhaus
Published in Regulatory gaps in Baltic Sea governance : selected issues / edited by Henrik Ringbom.
Pages 69-87
ISBN 978-3-319-75069-9
Publisher Springer, Cham
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Law
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Pages 69-87
Language en
Links https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-7...
Keywords Chemicals Combination effects Chemical status Water framework directive REACH Regulation Marine strategy framework directive Baltic Sea
Subject categories Environmental Sciences, Law and Society, Law

Abstract

The chapter discusses the void in legal protection of the Baltic Sea from the combined effects of multiple chemicals. While individual chemicals are subject to detailed regulation at international and EU-level, combinations sometimes fall outside the scope of any rules. The article analyses to what extent EU laws consider potential combination effects of chemicals and how, which types of chemical exposure is considered and how combination effects of chemicals in the Baltic Sea could be regulated in the future.

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