Friday, 11 July 2014

Who's Been Misleading The EU?

Now this is interesting.
European officials have been wrongly labelling e-liquid as extremely toxic. 
The civil servants had been misclassifying e-liquid as either a CLP category 2 product, alongside strychnine, or a category 3 product, alongside formaldehyde. The new report demonstrates that the acute oral and dermal toxic hazards of the strongest consumer e-liquids only merit being classed as category 4 - along with washing-up liquid - while the vast majority of e-liquid (which has nicotine concentrations below 25mg/ml or 2.5%) does not require any type of formal hazard warning.
So if mandatory toxic hazard warnings are to be required on e-liquid, the same should go for Fairy Liquid too, surely? Ha! Like we're ever going to see anything as hysterical as that from the EU.

It does beg the question as to whom the EU have been listening to if they've been proven to be so embarrassingly wrong though, doesn't it? I mean, being a huge organisation with a galactic budget they have toxicology advisers and all that jazz, so who's been feeding them duff info?

I'm sure the fact that a multi-national industry was caught lobbying the EU over the e-cigarette terms in the Tobacco Products Directive - the same industry whose products are tanking in member states due to the advent of e-cigs - has absolutely nothing to do with it.


10 comments:

VapeMeStoopid said...

brilliant stuff!

george said...

Remember when the FDA classified tobacco as a class A carcinogen. When this was quite properly rescinded they continued to say "tobacco has been designated a class A carcinogen" cutely neglecting to say is wasn't any more.

Robert Innes said...

We must not allow this to be ignored.

Zillatron said...

Gee, poor mongers will need a new scare ...
But let's not crow to early. To catch those bird brains we need a thightly woven and blatantly obvious net of rhyme and reason. On pillars of wisdom they just perch and poop.

Geoff Cliff said...

Here's yet another acronym to add to the EU list - GIGO. Well known to the IT industry, but not, it seems, to WHO, TPD, ANTZ etc. Gargabe In, Garbage Out. Sometimes known as Bullsh*t Baffles Brains!

Gilbert Ross said...

On a related topic: the Ames Test is a widely-known and respected test for potential cancer causation [mutagens], invented by long-time ACSH friend Dr. Bruce Ames at UC Berkeley. I just learned that e-cig vapor was tested for Ames reactivity and the results were presented at the recent SRNT conclave: http://bit.ly/1kdDQCn Results: ZERO mutagenicity. Will the officials in the EU or the USA take note? No.

Anja M ERF vaper said...

Excellent! Thank you!!!

Junican said...

They will not 'take note' because they have no responsibility for the consequences of their statements and actions. Suppose that Cameron demanded PROOF that e-cigs might pose some problem in the future? That would cause the collapse of the 'we do not know' argument. If you are EXPERTS, then you should know. If you do not know, then you are not EXPERTS.

truckerlyn said...

You do, however, need a brain in the first place for it to be baffled! I am of the opinion that politicians in general leave theirs by the back door when they leave home for the office - assuming they have one in the first place!

woodsy42 said...

Did you ralise that Hanseng e-liquid (or the 20ml bottle I have here) actually has a warning on the label after the ingredients that says "may contain traces of nuts". I really can't decide if they are serious or just taking the piss.