Monthly Archives: December 2017

Overview of Animal Experiments and Alternative Experimentation Approaches

In its report on non-animal approaches, the ECHA highlights the potential of alternative experimentation concepts and explains the outstanding challenges. The ECHA authors state the alternative approaches are already considered standard methods for low-level endpoints. Especially where data and information … Continue reading

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Vietnam: New Chemicals Law and Threshold Values for Formalde-hyde and Azo Colorants

Vietnam has approved a new chemicals law. Decree No. 113/2017/ND-CP (only in Vietnamese) took effect on November 25, replacing the previous law, No. 108/2008/ND-CP. The Vietnam Law & Legal Forum issued a notification of the new law at the end … Continue reading

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Turkey: Training for KKDIK Experts Starts

KKDIK, the Turkish REACH law, takes effect on December 23, although not enough experts are available yet to handle chemical assessments. Candidates need to overcome some rather significant obstacles to attain the required expertise, which is defined in Annex 18 … Continue reading

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REACH 2018: Far Fewer Registrations Than Expected

Almost six months before the registration deadline for substances in quantity bands greater than one ton in May 2018, the number of registration dossiers submitted to the ECHA continues to rise. But only about 12,500 registrations have been submitted so … Continue reading

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California Places Perfluorinated Compounds on the Prop 65 List

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) considers perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) as developmental toxins and has placed both compounds on the Prop 65 list. The Office based its decision on a finding of the … Continue reading

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ECHA: Many SVHC Not Covered by Legal Regulation

The ECHA has found seven substances on the Substitute It Now (SIN) List by ChemSec that are neither covered by legal regulations nor inspected by government agencies, even though they might be hazardous to health and the environment. The substances … Continue reading

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