ILA Position Statement: Response to ECHA public consultation on a proposed restriction of lead and its compounds in consumer articles
ILA notes with interest the start of the public consultation by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on a proposal by Sweden to limit the risk of exposure to children from consumer articles that can be sucked or chewed.
The hazardous properties of lead mean that it should be manufactured and used responsibly. ILA is committed to the safe and sustainable use of lead and, for many years, has sponsored independent research into the effects of lead on health and the environment. ILA is therefore supports the principle behind the Swedish proposal.
However, ILA believes that regulation must be used in proportion to the likely risks and must be capable of being implemented by industry and the enforcement authorities. The Association therefore has set out a position statement on its concerns about the proposal in the interest of developing an effective regulation.
See the ILA Position Statement: Response to ECHA public consultation on a proposed restriction of lead and its compounds in consumer articles