Monthly Archives: January 2016

Regulation on Data-Sharing Takes Effect

The Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the EU on January 6 and takes effect on January 26. The regulation serves joint registrants as a tool to improve transparency, create fairness, and avoid discrimination. And if requested, the … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Safe Use of Mixtures

REACH requires downstream users, such as formulators, to provide their customers with information on the safe use of mixtures. The downstream users determine how to present the material – in a safety data sheet or in an annex – and … Continue reading

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KFT Goes to Hollywood

People say that a picture says a thousand words. How much more do movies say? But how can a film cover the complex topic of regulatory chemical compliance? And how could anyone develop a meaningful plot based on it? Regulatory … Continue reading

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United States Prohibits Microbeads

U.S. President Obama has signed a law that prohibits the sale and distribution of cosmetics containing microbeads. The law affects small polymer beads added to toothpastes, shower gels, peeling products, and contact lens cleaning solutions for more effective cleansing. The … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate Approves New Law on Toxic Substances

The senators of various U.S. states have approved a revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). But the Obama administration must also approve it before it can take effect. The draft significantly expands the scope of the American Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

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Faulty Product Labeling

Every third consumer product that contains hazardous substances is labeled incorrectly. That’s the finding of the Norwegian Environmental Agency in an examination of various products – sporting good, foodstuffs, electronics, and building materials: • 22 did not list ingredients at … Continue reading

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