Golf Refugees have made a formal submission to the EU to consider a proposal for adopting voluntary traffic light labelling on all sports apparel.

Earlier this year the EU admitted that its regulatory system currently fails to take into account the chemical cocktail to which we are exposed when assessing the safety of chemicals in our clothing, as it's mainly based on a single substance approach.


After testing this summer the EU concluded that the risk of migration of hazardous substances from fabric to our skin increases with sports shirts as they are used during perspiration-inducing activities and come into direct contact with the skin, our largest organ.

The proposed traffic light system would provide consumers with an easy to read label specifying high, med and low content levels for the most widely used heavy metals and chemicals in the manufacture of sports apparel.

Please let Golf Refugees and the EU know your thoughts.

Be aware of what you wear.

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