Monthly Archives: July 2018

ECHA Issues Deadline for SVHC in Articles

Companies that manufacture, import, or sell articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHC) must notify the ECHA about the articles by the end of 2020. The ECHA will set up the related database by the end of 2019, according … Continue reading

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France: Agency Warns of Allergens in Shoes and Clothing

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) has examined 25 articles of clothing and 14 different pairs of shoes. It found 20 potential allergens in the clothing and as many as 50 in the shoes, … Continue reading

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UN Publishes List of Endocrine Disruptors

UN Environment has published three reports that summarize the scientific status of substances that disrupt the endocrine system. The reports document possible solutions, legal and political initiatives, and a list of 45 chemicals, such as phthalates, bisphenols and parabens, that … Continue reading

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South Korea: 336 Chemicals Submissions in First K-REACH Registration Deadline

On July 2, the registration deadline for priority existing chemicals (PECs) expired. 350 chemicals have data consortia with a leading registrant as coordinator. However, registration dossiers were submitted on time for only 336 of the chemicals (see the list). Some … Continue reading

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Hawaii Bans Sunscreens with Specific Ingredients

Hawaii has prohibited the sale of sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. Hawaii’s Governor, David Ige, signed the corresponding law (S.B. NO. 2571) at the beginning of July. The ban goes into effect in 2021. For more information and quotes … Continue reading

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Online Retailers Want to Prohibit Hazardous Products

Hazardous products, including toys and electronic devices, should soon disappear from the market more quickly than ever before. That’s the goal of online retailers Amazon, Alibaba, eBay, and Rakuten France. In the presence of the EU Commissioner for Justice, Vera … Continue reading

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APEC: Barriers to Cross-Border Trade

As part of its annual meeting, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum identified barriers to trading in chemical products and suggested solutions for how the barriers can be overcome. The information comes from the Final Report published by APEC. Barriers … Continue reading

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