Monthly Archives: August 2017

U.S. Study: Macaroni and Cheese Contains Phthalates

As part of a study, scientists at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research NV (VITO) in Belgium examined various American cheese products, including 10 macaroni and cheese (“mac and cheese”) products, and found some high concentrations of phthalates. The study … Continue reading

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UV Filter Under Suspicion

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), has expressed concern about the safety of a UV filter, methoxypropylamino cyclohexenylidene ethoxyethylcyanoacetate, in cosmetics. The members of the committee admit that the genotoxic potential of the substance cannot be ruled … Continue reading

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Spread of Titanium Dioxide in the Body

Scientists at the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the scientific service of the European Commission, have studied rats to determine how nanoparticles of titanium dioxide spread throughout the human body. The team led by Prof. Wolfgang Kreyling of the Helmholtz Institute … Continue reading

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EU Commission Restricts Use of NMP

The EU Commission is restricting the use of a solvent, N-Methyl-pyrrolidone (NMP). The WTO has published the related proposal. According to the proposal, the substance may no longer be marketed unless the companies responsible update the registration dossiers to the … Continue reading

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Germany Lowers Limits for Heavy Metals in Cosmetics

The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety in Germany (Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit: BVL) has reduced the permissible limits in cosmetics for lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, and antimony. The five heavy metals along with antimony and mercury … Continue reading

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KFT Expands Its Academy

KFT is expanding its training portfolio and enlarging its facilities at its location in Darmstadt-Griesheim. “Based on the increasing demand for training and information, we decided to expand our square footage,” says Dr. Karl-Franz Torges, managing director of KFT. The … Continue reading

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Vietnam: New Chemicals Law Coming in September

The new Vietnamese chemicals law will likely take effect in September, replacing the regulations that have been in effect since 2007. The new law contains a total of 8 chapters and 39 articles. One important component of the law is … Continue reading

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