Monthly Archives: January 2017

EU Inspects Safety Data Sheets

The EU wants to improve the safety of employees who deal with hazardous materials at their companies. That’s why the ECHA began an enforcement project (REACH-EN-FORCE Project 5) at the beginning of this year. As part of the initiative, inspectors … Continue reading

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Switzerland Prohibits Cosmetics Tested on Animals

The Swiss senate has approved a law that forbids cosmetics manufacturers from marketing products whose ingredients were tested on animals. The approval aligns Swiss law with similar regulations in the EU. According to the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary … Continue reading

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EU Prohibits Thermal Paper: Law Takes Effect in January 2017

The EU commission has amended Annex XVII of REACH so that as of January 2020, thermal paper that contains bisphenol A (BPA) in a concentration greater than or equal to 0.02% by weight may no longer be marketed. The limitation … Continue reading

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South Korea Amends K-REACH

South Korea plans to supplement the requirements of its chemicals law, Korea REACH (K-REACH). The proposals are open to public comment until February 6. The South Korean Environmental Ministry wants to require the registration of all substances in circulation in … Continue reading

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Canada Issues Comprehensive Prohibition of Asbestos

The Canadian health ministry, Health Canada, has announced a prohibition of the manufacture, use, import, or export of asbestos and products containing asbestos (construction material and brake pads, for example). The corresponding law will appear in December 2017 as part … Continue reading

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FDA to Publish Adverse Events of Cosmetics

The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to publish all cases reported to its Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and update the cases every three months. Between 2004 and 2016, consumers, physicians, and industry submitted reports … Continue reading

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Turkey: REACH on Hold

The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (MoEU) has postponed publication of the Chemicals Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Limitation of Chemical Substances – KKDIK in its Turkish abbreviation), which is modeled on REACH and was originally planned for the … Continue reading

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