Thousands of potentially harmful chemicals still used in cosmetics, toys, and baby products could be banned in Europe under new regulations that will affect up to 12,000 different chemicals in 74% of consumer or professional products. Tatiana Santos, chemicals policy manager with the European Environmental Bureau, says that "the 'great detox' promises to improve the safety of almost all manufactured products and rapidly lower the chemical intensity of our schools, homes and workplaces." The new roadmap will define legal restrictions by the most harmful member of the chemical family.

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