Monthly Archives: June 2017

EU Survey: Northern European Consider Themselves Better Informed About Chemical Safety and Southern Europeans

A Eurobarometer survey of 28,000 EU citizens undertaken in November–December 2016 shows that fewer than half of the respondents feel adequately informed about the dangers that arise from the chemical ingredients in consumer products. Southern Europeans feel even less informed … Continue reading

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German Study Finds High Levels of Aluminum in Foods

Foods that are kept warm in uncoated aluminum dishes are later found to contain aluminum, according to a project undertaken by researchers at the Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). As part of their experiments, they prepared sour food … Continue reading

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India: Expert Committee to Create National Action Plan

In April, the Indian environmental ministry appointed a committee that is to help bring about chemical regulations. The committee consists of 18 experts – government officials, researchers, and representatives of industry. The government has issued an Office Order on the … Continue reading

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Australia: New Chemicals Law Before Parliament

The new Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) currently before Parliament replaces the law in effect since 1989. In a parallel action, the Australian Department of Health published its Consultation Paper 5 on the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment … Continue reading

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Talcum Power: U.S. Court Finds Against Johnson & Johnson

A U.S. court has found in favor of a 62-year-old woman from Virginia and ordered the Johnson & Johnson company to pay $US110 million. A supplier, Imerys Talc North America, must also pay a fine of $104,000. The woman sued … Continue reading

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EU Limits Use of Amalgam

The EU has published its Mercury Regulation. According to Article 10, Section 2, dental amalgam may not be used after July 1, 2018 for dental treatment of baby teeth, children under the age of 15, and pregnant or breastfeeding women. … Continue reading

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Marketplace for Safe Chemicals

A Swedish environmental organization, ChemSec, has created the Marketplace site as a platform for companies to find safe and environmentally friendly alternatives for hazardous chemicals now in use and to do so quickly and without red tape. We covered plans … Continue reading

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