In an article published on January 15, 2016, the non-profit organization International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) reports on a new regulation proposal adopted by the French National Assembly to promote substitution of hazardous chemicals. The regulation is called DETOX and aims to provide incentives and support for companies to replace toxic chemicals. Also, customers shall receive more information on the chemical content of products via labeling. According to Alan Vidal from the French government, this proposal is ”an important contribution to steer businesses towards a better health situation for France and increased competitiveness for French companies.”

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ChemSec (January 15, 2016). “France takes first steps towards national substitution regulation.

Chemical Watch (January 21, 2016). “French substitution bill takes first step.

Robin Lancaster (January 22, 2016). “France considers chemical substitution law.ENDS Europe

Union des Industries Chimiques (January 15, 2016). “Proposition de loi Détox, une initiative inutile et contre-productive.(in French)


Assemblée Nationale (January 14, 2016). “Proposition de loi visant à intégrer le principe de substitution au régime juridique des produits chimiques.(in French)