Monthly Archives: February 2016

Notification Period for Substances Manufactured in situ Expires on April 27, 2016

In situ substances are active substances that are manufactured directly at the point of use from one or more precursor substances. Up to April 27, 2016, a postdated notification can be submitted for combinations of active substances and precursors that … Continue reading

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Guidance Document for Using the Ordinance on Hazardous Substances Safely

The German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsmedizin und Arbeitssicherheit: BAuA) has issued a Guidance Document (German only). The publication helps you, as a user, to determine whether or not the classification of a substance or … Continue reading

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New Polish Act on Biocidal Products

On December 5, 2015, Polish officials issued a new administrative ordinance for biocidal products. For registered biocidal products and new registrations of biocidal products, the regulation requires certification that the supplier of the ingredients contained in the products is entered … Continue reading

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GHS – Be on the Safe Side

With the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, the international community seeks to standardize the classification and labeling of chemicals and mixtures internationally. But it also wants to achieve harmonization of various areas like transportation and … Continue reading

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Lithium Batteries Controversy: Article or Mixture

According to the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin: BAuA), lithium batteries are articles in the sense of the REACH Regulation and therefore do not require classification according to the CLP Regulation. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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France Moves Toward Substitution for Hazardous Chemicals

The French Green Party (Europe Écologie Les Verts) have submitted a parliamentary bill that should offer better protection to consumers. The planned regulation calls on companies to substitute less-dangerous substances for hazardous substances. In addition, companies should notify the National … Continue reading

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New Threshold Values for PAH

As of December 27, 2015, new threshold values in the EU apply to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in consumer products, as defined in Regulation (EU) 1272/2013. It is a regulation amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 as regards … Continue reading

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