Monthly Archives: November 2015

Regulation for Data-Sharing on the Way

The REACH Committee, made up of representatives of EU member states, has unanimously voted for a regulation that would cover data-sharing between individual company representatives during registration of substances. In the past, representatives of small and midsize companies have complained … Continue reading

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Green Guidelines for U.S. Construction Professionals

Clean Production Action (CPA), an American environmental group, has published GreenScreen guidance that aims at greater transparency with building materials. The guidance describes how working with the GreenScreen tool can help estimate the dangerousness of chemicals in building products. It … Continue reading

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ECHA Pushes Alternative Test Methods

In the future, registrants must state more clearly if animal tests are truly necessary for a specific safety assessment of substances and the reasons why other test methods were not considered. The move comes in response to a demand of … Continue reading

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Quality of REACH Dossiers Questioned

Up to 80% of all toxicity studies by financially independent scientists and institutes are not taken into account in REACH Dossiers. This situation calls the quality of the dossiers into question, said Tony Tweedale at “REACH and Beyond – Challenges … Continue reading

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Regulatory Radar System

The automobile industry is planning a global monitoring system for chemical regulations. Hyundai’s Environmental Affairs Manager, Timo Unger, introduced the plans at a Chemical Watch event held in October in Brussels. The plan calls for finding a service provider by … Continue reading

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Textile Chemicals: EU Proposes Fast Track

As quickly as possible, the EU Commission wants to restrict the use of carcinogens, mutagens, and reprotoxic chemicals of Category 1A and 1B that are frequently found in consumer textiles like clothing, towels, draperies, and carpets. Experts at the EU … Continue reading

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Future Focal Points for REACH Activities

The governments of European states must protect the high safety standards of REACH from TTIP and continue to improve the quality of authorization dossiers. That’s the challenge defined by Alexander Nies of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature … Continue reading

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