Monthly Archives: June 2017

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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Canada Extends Deadline for Implementation of GHS

Canada has extended the transition deadline for manufacturers and importers to comply with the new GHS regulations from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018. Companies now have more time to adapt their safety data sheets and labels to the … Continue reading

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CLP: Tenth Adaptation to Technical and Scientific Progress Published

The EU Commission has published Regulation (EU) 2017/776, which was issued on May 4, 2017. Experts speak of the new regulation as an ATP, an adaption to technical and scientific progress. Publication marks the tenth time that the CLP Regulation … Continue reading

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