Monthly Archives: November 2014

All About Biocides

Biocides 2014 will be held December 10–11 in Vienna. The presentations will focus on current developments related to the new Biocide Regulation. Speakers will also cover nanomaterials, the effects of the CLP Regulation, new developments in the testing program, scientific … Continue reading

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Administrative Charge Means a Loss in Court for ECHA

The General Court decided in favor of a company that had sued the ECHA because of an administrative charge. The ECHA had examined the size of the company in question and determined that the company’s own declaration of its size … Continue reading

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ECHA: Clarification on Animal Experimentation

When is animal testing permitted and when is it forbidden? Many persons in charge don’t know if they are obligated to follow the requirements of the Cosmetics Regulation or of REACH. The Cosmetics Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009) forbids the … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Animal Experimentation – Updated Data Available

The European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM) is responsible for the validation and development of alternative methods of experimentation testing in Europe. The goal of the Centre’s scientists is continual refinement of the alternative methods to replace … Continue reading

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REACH Brochure highlights Requirements of Manufactures, Importers, and Dealers

The German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) has published a new brochure on REACH, Reach Info 6 on Products – Requirements of Manufacturers, Importers, and Dealers (REACH-Info 6 Erzeugnisse – Anforderungen an Produzenten, Importeure und Händler). The … Continue reading

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Penalties Threatened for Neglect of Duties

A state authority recently imposed a penalty on a company. Such a measure serves the authority as a legitimate means of pressuring a company to enforce mandatory behavior. The penalty is to be imposed even if the customer later meets … Continue reading

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EU Prohibits Three Preservatives

The EU has prohibited propylparaben, butylparaben, and the mixture of    methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) and methylisothiazolinone (MI). As of April 16, 2015, creams for baby diapers may no longer contain either of the parabens, and skin cream may not contain thiazolinone. The … Continue reading

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