Monthly Archives: May 2016

Harmful Substances Promote Obesity

A group of scientists led by Swedish physician Lars Lind report in Environmental Health Perspectives that exposure to Bisphenol A, phthalates, and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) leads to obesity. According to the group, several studies lead to that conclusion. For example, … Continue reading

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REACH 2018 – The Fifth Step: Create Your Registration Dossier

The members of the SIEF should have all the information they need for the registration by now. In the next step, you create your registration dossier with the help of IUCLID. ECHA provides this software free of charge on its … Continue reading

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REACH 2018 – The Fourth Step: Collect Data and Evaluate the Risks

After you have determined the lead registrant, and all members of the SIEF have agreed on the type of and methodology for collaboration (see step three), your task now is to collate the relevant content and then evaluate the risks. … Continue reading

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REACH 2018 – The Third Step: Coordinate with your Co-Registrants

Talk to your co-registrants about how you want to communicate and collaborate when working in Substance Information Exchange Forums (SIEF). The ECHA offers some practical tips on its Web site. The ultimate goal is to spread the work among the … Continue reading

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U.S. Agency Moves Against False Product Claims

The American Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has assessed a penalty against four American manufacturers of personal care products. According to the complaint, the manufacturers had deliberately misled consumers by labeling products with the statement, “All natural” or  “Contains only natural … Continue reading

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ECHA Inspects Registration Dossiers for Completeness

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) plans to inspect more than 800 registration dossiers retroactively for their completeness. The plans are based on a decision of the Board of Appeals of the ECHA. Leaders of the ECHA hope that the decision … Continue reading

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REACH 2018 – The Second Step: Find Your Co-Registrants

Manufacturers and importers must collaborate when they manufacture or import the same substance. That’s a stipulation of REACH. After the first step identifies a substance, the second step involves finding co-registrants, ensuring the sameness of the substance, and organizing a … Continue reading

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