In the field of chemical regulations, documents whose scientific soundness does not stand up to simple plausibility tests are repeatedly being circulated. Some of these require a more rigorous inspection to assess their resilience. However, several authors make no secret of their partiality. Self-proclaimed experts make demands and assertions which, if weighed up carefully, lack any attempt at objectivity or scientific validity. Below are some comments by Malte-Matthias Zimmer, Head of the Department for Environmental and Chemical Policy at the CentralAssociation for Surface Technology (ZVO) on a current example.
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