Monthly Archives: March 2015

Database on Animal Experiments

The third amendment of the Protection of Animals Act stipulates that the public be informed about all approved animal experiments in Germany. To that end, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung) has developed the AnimalTestInfo database. The … Continue reading

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South Korea Wants to Limit Animal Experimentation

South Korea has enacted a law that requires all cosmetics manufacturers to omit all animal experimentation when alternative methods are clearly available. South Korea is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cosmetics. However, the law does not go as … Continue reading

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REACH Update for PAH and Phthalates

Appendix XVII of the REACH Regulation (EU) 2015/326 has been amended in terms of aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and phthalates. For PAH, a new method for analysis applies as the standard method to determine PAH in extender oils. The method enables … Continue reading

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ECHA Publishes Progress Report 2014

With its annual report, ECHA gradually wants to improve the quality of registrations. In the past year, the primary focus of its leadership was on the examination of proposals. It decided 129 cases, accepting the proposed tests without limitation and … Continue reading

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Biocidal Products Regulation – Are You Prepared?

September 1, 2015 is the cut-off date. As of that time, biocidal products can be marketed only if their active ingredients and their manufacturer or importer are included in the Article 95 list. The same applies for biocidal products that … Continue reading

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Danes Push Consumer Protection

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has announced four mapping projects. Officials want the projects to make the levels of chemicals in consumer products more transparent. The project is to determine the pervasiveness and risk of specific substances. Examples include: Toluenes … Continue reading

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Tips for Dealing with Dangerous Substances

The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin: BauA) has published a practical guide for risk assessment when dealing with dangerous substances. Managers can use it to determine – quickly and safely – when employees … Continue reading

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