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Beware of costume jewellery !
Fashion jewellery from Asia may contain cadmium and lead. This is why controls are regularly carried out by our inspectors. In 2017, more than 500 kilograms of non-compliant...
Animals and Plants
Study report about the impact of the addition of stearin to beeswax...
In 2016 several beekeepers reported problems related to the poor development and mortality of the bee brood after the insertion of new wax foundations which had been produced on...
22 Belgian commitments for marine protection
From 5 to 9 June the United Nations organise the first ever Ocean Conference in New York. This conference aims to join forces to implement Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, '...
First Observation of a Dwarf Sperm Whale in Belgium
UPDATE 05/06/18: scientific experts of the RINSB – OD Nature informed us that this information has been denied. It was based on a false identification of the observed animal. No...
Renewed helpdesk DPPC active from 31 October 2016 onwards
Are you a consultant or professional in the chemical or allied industries? Or are you distributing biocides from the closed circuit? Do you have questions about the labelling of...
Belgium strengthens its statement against whaling
Today, Belgium becomes a member of the Southern Ocean Research Partnership of the International Whaling Commission. This partnership of 12 countries conducts non-lethal whale...
25 years of environmental Protection in Antarctica
In 2016, the Committee for environmental protection (CEP) developed a publication on the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the...
Belgium in support of the protection of whales and dolphins
Our seas and oceans are faced with a dramatic increase of human activities; shipping, fisheries, oil exploitation, military activities and recreation…. All these activities have...
The regional and federal ministers express themselves in support of...
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the ratification by Belgium of the Convention on Biological Diversity all competent ministers reconfirm the importance of fighting the...
The study on microplastics has been completed: results
The Federal Public Service of Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment has developed a self-test method that can help companies to prevent emissions of primary microplastics in...