Media coverage and dissemination PMT/vPvM criteria

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Media coverage and dissemination PMT/vPvM criteria
Source: Michael Neumann / UBA

Through the initiative by UBA, the hazard caused by persistent (degrade only very slowly in the environment) and at the same time polar and "mobile" substances to the sources of our drinking water has been problematised. Below is a selection of media coverage and dissemination from journalist, regulators, scientists, NGOs and legal bodies. This chronological list was last updated July 2020.

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Danish Competent Authority: “How many potential vPvM/PMT substances have been registered under ⁠REACH⁠? - vPvM/PMT-screening by using the Danish (Q)SAR database”

European Commission: “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability towards a Toxic-Free Environment”, October 2020

Zhu Hanbin Deng Tulian: “Protecting the safety of drinking water sources with a global PMT strategy”, October 2020 (only available in Chinese language)

DNR: “Making the EU more sustainable- Demands of the German environmental associations on the European Green Deal“, September 2020

Cefic: “Long Range Research Initiative (LRI ECO 54) -Next generation risk assessment methods for substances associated with mobility concerns”, August 2020

Chemical Watch: ”European Commission planning to make PMT, vPvM ‘categories’ for SVHCs- Intention appears in unpublished draft document on the upcoming EU chemicals strategy for sustainability”, July 2020

Arp, Hale, and Schymanski: “S36|UBAPMT|Potential Persistent, Mobile and Toxic (PMT) substances-The Norman Network Suspect Screening List”, February 2020

The National Law Review: “REACH 30/30 Webinar- Persistent, Mobile, Toxic (PMT) Substances. A New Class of SVHCs”, February 2020,

DNR: „Chemicals & Nanotechnology - Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid will be considered as SVHC Substance», January 2020

Chemical Watch: “EU members back implementation of mobility concept under REACH- Views of nine competent authorities revealed in Baua document”, December 2019

ChemSec: “Persistent chemicals- Chemicals that do not degrade in the environment, “forever chemicals”, are increasingly recognised as a global threat”, December 2019

Chemical Watch: “ECHA committee agrees PFBS is substance of very high concern- Mobility in the environment a key factor”, December 2019

Food Packaging Forum: “Guidance document for PMT/vPvM substances-German Environment Agency (UBA) provides updated guidelines for identifying substances that are persistent, mobile, and toxic (PMT) or very persistent and very mobile (vPvM)”, December 2019

ChemSec:”Substitute it Now List (SINList) - The SINList is intended to identify substances of very high concern and encourage industry to substitute these substances with less hazardous substances.”, November 2019

ChemSec:” Time has come for the new EU Commission to take some uncomfortable decisions”, November 2019

EurEau: ”Briefing Note-Moving forward on PMT and vPvM Substances”, August 2019

Chemical Watch: “Germany presents mobility criteria to Commission and member states-Organic carbon to water coefficient is key metric”, July 2019

EurEau:“Paper-Addressing micropollutants: a holistic approach”, May 2019

EurEau:“Briefing note- Treating micropollutants at waste water treatment plants-Experiences and developments from European countries”, May 2019

Chemical Watch: ”EU report proposes screening criteria for POPs to capture mobility- Close to 1,000 substances could meet criteria”, April 2019

Chemical Watch: ”EU committee lists persistent mobile substances as emerging issue-
PMTs among 14 issues that Scheer says could impact human health or environment”, February 2019

Chemical Watch: “UK, Finland dissent led to withdrawal of PFHxA SVHC proposal-Diverging positions could prove significant in debate over REACH’s Eloc principle”, February 2019

Robert Hodgson: “Governments demand concerted EU action on chemicals-Environment ministers have called for an early warning system for chemical risks, an action plan on endocrine disruptors, and again demanded the European Commission produce an overdue 'strategy for a non-toxic environment”, January 2019

Chemical Watch: “Cefic says SVHC equivalency must be judged ‘case-by-case’-REACH-equivalent concern mechanism requires policy paper and criteria”, December 2018

Christine Lepisto: ”Teflon Replacement on Track to Test Definition of Hazardous Chemicals-If a chemical does not bioaccumulate and is not highly toxic, do we need to worry about it building up in the environment? ”, November 2018

Chemical Watch: “Norwegian review finds that PFBS persists and is mobile- But the bioaccumulation potential is low compared with PFOS”, November 2018

Claire McMillan: “Chemicals in drinking water – is the proposed PMT/vPvM criteria the way forward?”, August 2018

Croner-i: “REACH or ⁠CLP⁠ regulatory measures proposed for persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT/vPvM) substances”, May 2018

Chemical Safety Consulting: “PMT and vPvM substances under REACH and CLP (or GHS): a report on the UBA Workshop”, March 2018

UBA: "Mobile" chemicals - when filters become useless. German Environment Agency wants better protection of drinking water against "mobile" contaminants, May 2017

Water JPI: “Welcome to PROMOTE-Protecting Water Resources from Mobile Trace Chemicals (Promote), is a research project under the European Union Joint Programming Initiative “Water Challenges for a Changing World””, February 2016

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Read the full story related to the development of the PMT/vPvM criteria under the EU´s chemical legislation REACH to identify PMT/vPvM substances: (01) –> Introduction to PMT/vPvM substances, (02) –> Emergence (2009 – 2015) of the PMT/vPvM criteria, (03) –> First PMT Workshop 2011 (04) –> Public Consultation (2016 – 2019) on the PMT/vPvM criteria, (05) –> Second PMT Workshop 2018, (06) –> Utilization (2019 – ongoing) of the PMT/vPvM criteria, (07) –> Third PMT Workshop 2021, (08) –> Media coverage and dissemination, (09) –> Frequently Asked Question (FAQ), (10) –> The final PMT/vPvM criteria