Monthly Archives: July 2017

California: Bisphenol A Still Present in Cans

The number of cans containing BPA sold in typical U.S. grocery discount stores, like Kroger, Albertsons, Dollar Tree, and 99 Cents only, has decreased – from 67% of inspected cans in 2015 to 38% in a current study. However, 71 … Continue reading

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China: Companies Burdened by Complex Requirements

The intricacy and complexity of Chinese chemicals laws makes them almost impossible to manage, said a manager of Lubrizol, a U.S. chemicals company, at ChemCon Asia 2017. She stated that the provisions are often formulated ambiguously, the requirements are unclear, … Continue reading

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Corporate Survey: New Registrations Take Precedence Over Updating REACH Documents

According to survey taken by Chemical Watch, leading manufacturers in the chemicals industry neglect regular updates of REACH documents and instead devote their resources to the registration of new substances, which must be completed by May 2018. Chemical Watch asked … Continue reading

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EU Commission Forbids Additional CMR Substances in Cosmetics

The EU Commission has published the Draft of the Commission Regulation and will amend Annex II (Black List) of the Cosmetics Regulation to include nine CMR substances of Category 1 (known to be or suspected of being carcinogenic in humans): … Continue reading

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Turkish REACH Takes Effect on December 23, 2017

The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (MoEU) published the new Chemicals Law (KKDIK) (in Turkish) in the official gazette on June 23. The new law succeeds at implementing the bulk of REACH. Substances may no longer be marketed without … Continue reading

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Switzerland Updates Its Substances List

The list of new substances notified or registered in Switzerland was updated with 325 items in June. Switzerland updates the list each year in January and June. New substances manufactured in or imported into Switzerland in a quantity greater than … Continue reading

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ECHA: Titanium Dioxide Carcinogenic When Inhaled

The Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) of the ECHA has suggested that titanium dioxide be classified in hazard category 2 and sent its recommendation to the EU Commission, which must now decide on a regulatory response. A decision is expected in … Continue reading

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