Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Life


Terms of reference


1 Introduction

Chemicals in society

Production of chemicals

Chemicals of concern


Risk management

Previous inquiries

Our inquiry

2 Environment and human health impact of chemicals


International chemicals management

Chemicals in the UK environment

Attitudes to chemicals

Human health

Body burden of chemicals


Plastic packaging

3 Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988

Flame retardants

Fire deaths

1988 Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations

2014 BIS consultation

2016 BEIS consultation

Industry views

Whistle-blower allegations

4 Environmental contamination around the Grenfell Tower

Environmental contamination testing

Response to findings of environmental contamination

Public Health England response

Toxicity of smoke

Exposure of firefighters

5 Product safety

Product testing

Products sold online

Resources for chemical testing

Product labelling

Innovations for consumers

Product safety after the UK leaves the EU


6 Future UK chemicals policy

European Union

Strategy for a non-toxic environment

Framework on endocrine disruptors

Forthcoming Chemicals Strategy

Chemicals regulation in the event of EU exit

Stakeholder engagement


Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: Glossary

Annex 2: Survey results

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 16 July 2019