Monthly Archives: April 2016

REACH 2018 – The First Step: Identify your substances

It’s still a long way to May 31, 2018. By that date, the law requires that all substances manufactured in or imported into the EU in quantities greater than one ton per year per manufacturer or importer must be registered. … Continue reading

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EU Bans Preservative from Leave-On Products

The standing committee on cosmetics has spoken out in favor of a ban on Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) in leave-on-products, including face and eye creams, lip-care products, antiaging products, and foot creams. The related regulation from the Commission is expected in three … Continue reading

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EU Commission Reminds Authorities to Observe Deadlines

The European Commission has invited authorities that evaluate biocidal agents to submit all their draft competent authority reports (CAR) before the corresponding deadlines. If they are submitted past the deadline, the approval process would be extended unnecessarily. A delay could … Continue reading

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OSHA Lowers Limits for Crystalline Silica

The American Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has strengthened the safety precautions for workers who are exposed to respirable crystalline silica. According to the new regulations that come into force on June 23, 2016, the maximum workplace concentration may … Continue reading

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Company Violates Reporting Requirement – €22,100 Fine

The European Court of Justice has decided that the fine levied by the Swedish regulatory authority, KEMI, on the “Canadian Oil Company” is justified. The company had already imported about 392 tons of chemicals into Sweden in 2009 – without … Continue reading

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High Levels of Lead in Decorative Paints

To some degree, paints on the Malaysian market intended for use as decorative paints for interior use contain above-average levels of lead. As part of a study, representatives of the Malaysian Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and the NGO network … Continue reading

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WHO: 1-Bromopropane and Dimethylformamide Suspected of Being Carcinogens

Experts from more than eight different countries recently came together in the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an entity of the World Health Organization (WHO), in Lyon to assess the cancer risk of seven chemical substances: 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole Dimethylformamide … Continue reading

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