Monthly Archives: August 2017

PFOA Ban: Early Norwegian Action Is Legal

In July, the court of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-ruled that Norway’s law banning perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from consumer products and textiles is legal. The plaintiffs, the EFTA Surveillance Authority, had accused Norway of preempting the European-wide REACH law. … Continue reading

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Brazil: Chemicals Law Taking Shape

At a recent meeting, representatives of the National Commission on Chemical Safety (CONASQ), evaluated the responses to a public consultation. The Brazilian Ministry of the Environment (Ministério do Meio Ambiente: MMA) published the draft of a chemicals law as early … Continue reading

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Japan Publishes New GHS Classifications

The Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) has published a new list of substances. The updated list contains 84 new and 95 revised GHS classifications. The list is important for companies that operate in the Japanese market and … Continue reading

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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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