Monthly Archives: February 2017

Labeling Mandate in Canada Is Too Lenient

Canadians want more complete information on the labels of personal care and cleaning products. That’s the finding of a focus group study undertaken by the Canadian environmental organization Environmental Defence. The organization announced the finding in a press release. Participants … Continue reading

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Thailand Looking at Hazardous Substances

Thailand’s Department of Industry and Works (DIW) is planning a regulation that will define criteria for substances of very high concern (SVHC). The goal is to capture the SVHC that are on the market in Thailand and publish an overview … Continue reading

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Deadline for Phase-In Substances Is Approaching

By June 1, 2017, all phase-in substances (Link in deutsch) ranging from 1 to 100 tons must be preregistered. Preregistration ensures that a company can participate in a joint registration until June 1, 2018 without the need for a preliminary … Continue reading

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Titanium Dioxide in the Crosshairs Again

Scientists at the French Agricultural Research Institute (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique: INRA) found that titanium dioxide (E171) can cause colorectal cancer when used as a food additive. The scientists evaluated tests taken when the animals were given food … Continue reading

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France: Reporting Requirement for Hazardous Mixtures and Biocides

New reporting requirements took effect on January 1, 2017 for companies that export hazardous mixtures or biocides to France. The Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité (INRS) is the recipient of the reports. In addition to the previously required … Continue reading

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Turkish REACH: Closing Consultation and Corporate Concerns

Until the end of January, representatives of affected industries can comment on the current draft of the planned Turkish chemicals law (KKDIK), before the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation(MoEU) publishes the law at the end of March. The current registration … Continue reading

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Trump Places Gag Order on the EPA

The Trump administration has issued a directive that closes communication between the EPA and the public until the EPA director, Scott Pruitt, takes office. The directive also postpones the effective date of 30 regulations from February 10 to March 21, … Continue reading

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