Monthly Archives: July 2015

Deficient Registration Dossiers

Experts from the [German] Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesamt für Risikobewertung (BfR)) and the Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt (UBA)) have collaborated to examine some 1,932 registration dossiers of leading and individual registrants of phase-in substances that have an annual … Continue reading

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A Market for Green Chemistry

The market for safe and environmentally friendly chemicals will grow at a rate 24 times faster than the market for traditional chemicals between 2011 and 2020. That’s one of the major findings of a study undertaken by the American consulting … Continue reading

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Working Safely with Nanomaterials

Worker’s Compensation (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung: DGUV) in Germany has provided its fourth free e-learning tool online for safe work with nanomaterials. The current module (available here in German only) offers visitors a game-like overview of the use of nanotechnologies in … Continue reading

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Hazardous Substances Act Updated

The new Industrial Safety Act has been in effect since the start of June. The Hazardous  Substances Act (GefStoffV in its German abbreviation) was also updated as part of the revision. That Act now includes regulation of explosion protection. The … Continue reading

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Penalties for Four Phthalates

At the beginning of June, the EU Commission updated Directive (EU) 2015/863 on limiting the use of specific dangerous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (Implementing Directive RoHS), supplementing it with the following four phthalates: Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP): max 0.1%; … Continue reading

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Nanomaterials: Updated Dossiers Required

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has published the results of its seven-year test program for nanomaterials. The program covers 100 chemical tests and more than 780 studies on the special characteristics of the following substances: Fullerenes Single-walled … Continue reading

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Part B of REACH Guidelines Published

The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BauA)) has published the second part of the REACH Guidelines, Part B: Registration Dossier – Working with IUCLID (German only). Part A: First Steps (also in German) … Continue reading

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