“The European Union is seeking to contain a new complaint that a trade deal with the United States would undermine Europe’s protection against dangerous chemicals. … ‘TTIP [Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership] will have no chilling effect on the implementation of existing EU chemicals regulations.'” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/10/03/us-eu-usa-trade-idUKKCN0HS0VD20141003)

Without chilling, volatility can lead to explosive reactions.


“Levels of nitrogen dioxide, mainly from diesel engines, are ‘excessive’ in many British cities. … The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said that Britain wasn’t alone in breaching the NO2 limits.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26257703)

It would also like other technically illegal but common practice activities to be taken into account.


“Across the western world children spend less and less time outdoors. The generational shift to an indoor existence has been strongly linked to a sharp decline in children’s wellbeing. Cases of childhood obesity, depression and behavioural difficulties are at a record high.” (http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/article/trust-calls-for-parents-to-let-children-go-wild/)

Quick, bags the conkers and mud before kids get all the good stuff!


“As the amount of Arctic sea ice declines at an unprecedented rate, the thawing of offshore permafrost releases methane,” (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v499/n7459/full/499401a.html) which “increase[s] climate impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, damage to agriculture and human health.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23432769)

Research is underway into the impact of a naked flame.