Monthly Archives: January 2018

Endocrine Disruptors in Mascara

An initiative of the Danish Consumer Council (DCC) THINK Chemicals examined 55 different mascara products. The scientists checked the ingredients listed on the label against those on the endocrine disruptor priority list. The result? Some 32 of the products contain … Continue reading

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Singapore Bans Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins

Singapore‚Äôs National Environment Agency has informed the WTO about its prohibition of short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP). Products that contain SCCP may no longer be manufactured or used. The new law takes effect in June 2018. SCCP are used in the … Continue reading

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Decision Made on Free Access to REACH Data

The Directors’ Contact Group (DCG), which consists of representatives of the EU Commission, the ECHA and industry, rejected free access to REACH data for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) at its meeting held on December 15. The ECHA has requested … Continue reading

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GHS Study: Implementation Gaps Around the World

Researchers from Sweden and the Netherlands have undertaken the first study of implementation of standards established by the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals around the world. In their closing report, the authors report significant gaps. According … Continue reading

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Cosmetics: EU Restricts the Use of Peanut Oil

The EU Commission has defined threshold values for peanut oil and hydrolyzed wheat proteins and revised Annex III of Regulation (EG) No. 1223/2009 (Cosmetics Regulation) accordingly. In the past, several member states repeatedly noted the safety problems connected with use … Continue reading

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EDC Criteria for Pesticides on the Way

At its meeting of December 12-13, the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) of the European Commission agreed upon uniform criteria for the identification of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) in pesticides. The draft is now with the European … Continue reading

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