Monthly Archives: July 2014

EU Publishes Road Map on Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine substances (EDC – Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals) are materials that affect the body much like hormones and that harm the organism. Many environmental contaminants are suspected of having hormonal effects, including: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) Special pesticides and biocides like DDT … Continue reading

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OECD Guideline for Identification of Oleochemical Substances

The OECD has published Guidance for Characterising Oleochemical Substances for Assessment. The document supplements the ECHA guidelines on the identification and designation of such substances in REACH and CLP. The ECHA recommends that companies that manufacture or import oleochemical substances … Continue reading

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Advance Notice of the Biocides Stakeholders Day

The second Biocides Stakeholders Day will be held on September 24, 2014 in Helsinki. It will feature valuable information on the new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). Participation in the conference is free of charge. If you can’t attend in person, … Continue reading

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CLP Regulation: Formaldehyde Classified as Carcinogenic and Mutagenic

The new classification represents the broadest amendment yet to Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on the classification, labeling, and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation). The new regulation (EU No 605/2014) was adapted to technical and scientific progress and published on … Continue reading

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KFT with new Emergency Telephone Number

Together with its new partner Chemtrec, KFT offers its customers as of now an international emergency number. In numerous countries including the USA and Canada an emergency telephone number is mandatory for the transport of hazardous substances. This number needs … Continue reading

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Revision of the Chemicals-Cost Ordinance

The Fourth Revision of the Chemicals-Cost Ordinance (Vierte Verordnung zur Änderung der Chemikalien-Kostenverordnung: Chem-KostV) was published on April 21, 2014. In particular, it sets the national fees for the authorization procedure. Given the revision, biocide laws were changed at the … Continue reading

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DNEL Available Online

The German Social Accident Insurance (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung – DGUV) organization has published derived no-effect levels (DNEL) for some 3,250 materials into GESTIS (Gefahrstoffinformationssystem), the database on hazardous substances. Employers can search or download the data into a Microsoft Excel … Continue reading

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