Brazil’s National Chemical Safety agency (CONASQ) is in the process of reviewing feedback from draft legislation that would regulate industrial chemicals, according to a report published by Chemical Watch.
The agency has drawn up provisions designed to register, evaluate and control chemicals. Responses to the consultation were evaluated at a meeting in early July, and the committee is due to meet again in mid-September to approve the draft text.
The proposed legislation is expected to be submitted to parliament by the end of the year. Conasq estimates that up to 15,000 substances are currently marketed in the country without any regulation.