A majority of the EU countries have supported the European Commission’s proposal to protect the EU consumers from substances known to cause cancer and reproductive health problems. Under the REACH Regulation, the Commission proposed to limit the exposure to 33 chemicals that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic by restricting clothing and textiles containing them. “The proposal follows discussions with relevant stakeholders, in particular citizens, public authorities, industry and trade associations, NGOs and EU countries’ representatives,” European Commission said on its website.