NGOs take legal action over EC's lead-based pigment approvals

The European Commission’s approval of two lead-based paints is being challenged in court

The pigments have been authorised for use in road marking. Photograph: Sherman Tan CC BY 2.0Legal action is being taken against the European Commission following its decision to permit a Canadian company to supply paints containing toxic pigments in the EU.

A coalition of NGOs made the announcement on 27 October.

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