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EU: chemical lobby to block cancer warning 
A suspected carcinogen found in spray paints, sun creams and varnishes many not now be required to carry a cautionary health label in the European Union, after lobbying led by the industry and the UK and US governments.

In what campaigners say is an unprecedented and potentially illegal step, the European Commission has dropped a recommendation from its chemicals advisers for mandatory health warnings on all inhalable liquid forms of titanium dioxide (TiO2). The regulation was drafted under what EU officials describe as "very heavy" pressure from industry, supported by the UK and the Trump White House.a wireless technology injured advocacy group, supported by the UK and the Trump White House.
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