Monthly Archives: May 2015

Danish Study: MIT More Dangerous Than Thought

The Danish environmental authority is calling for a Europe-wide prohibition on the use of the preservative methylisothiazolinone (MIT) in cosmetics. The call arises from a study that shows a worldwide increase in allergic reactions because of MIT. Above all, the … Continue reading

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Exposure Scenarios: Here’s How to Do Them Correctly

According to REACH, manufacturers or importers must create a safety report within the context of registration for substances that they manufacture or import annually in quantities greater than 10 tons. If the substance is classified as hazardous according to CLP … Continue reading

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Safety Notes for Dangerous Goods Updated

The CLP regulation requires that substances and mixtures that are to be classified as dangerous according to Regulation (EG) No. 1272/2008 (CLP) must be legally defined with specific labels. The labels must include a pictogram, other elements, and a country-specific … Continue reading

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Useful Toolbox

Are you looking for safer chemicals or alternative test methods? The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has developed a toolbox that will significantly simplify the search for you. The Substitution and Assessment Toolbox (SAAT) combines a variety of … Continue reading

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REACH 2018: ECHA Begins Web Series

To be marketed, all substances that are manufactured within or imported into the EU in quantities greater than one ton must – by law – be registered by June 1, 2018. Many small and medium-sized companies are unaware of this … Continue reading

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Bisphenol A Reevaluated

The registration dossier for Bisphenol A was updated in December 2014. From now on, the dossier will describe only uses of the substance as a polymer. However, its use as an additive in thermal paper, PVC plastics, and brake fluid … Continue reading

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