Monthly Archives: August 2018

REACH and CLP: Dutch Study Uncovers Regulatory Gaps

The materials data required by REACH is insufficient for a correct assessment of the dangers that such chemicals pose and a valid classification according to the CLP regulation. That’s the finding of scientists at the Dutch National Institute for Public … Continue reading

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China: Ministry Sets Up Department to Manage Hazardous Chemicals

Established as recently as this spring, the new Chinese Ministry for Emergency Management (MEM) has created a department whose employees are responsible for the safety, monitoring, and management of hazardous chemicals. Their duties include ensuring production safety in the chemicals … Continue reading

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Vietnam Begins Operation of a Chemical Database

The Vietnamese Chemicals Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has launched a chemical database system (only in Vietnamese). The database contains more than 170,000 chemicals. You can display the announcement by the MoIT here (only in Vietnamese). … Continue reading

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China: New Information Platform for Hazardous Chemicals

China‘s National Registration Centre for Chemicals (NRCC) has launched a new, integrated information platform (in Chinese). The platform enables companies to search for registrants of hazardous chemicals and the products they have registered. The test phase runs until October 2019. … Continue reading

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Public Availability of Database of Chemicals Related to Plastic Packaging

A group of non-governmental organizations, including The Food Packaging Forum, ChemTrust, and ChemSec, have published a database of chemicals related to plastic packaging developed in collaboration with research institutions in Europe and the United States. The database contains information on … Continue reading

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California Considers Listing Nickel as a Reproductive Toxicant

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is considering classifying nickel and nickel compounds and including them in a DART Proposition 65 listing. The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) plans to discuss the matter and make … Continue reading

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Legal Gaps in Dealing with Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

The member states of the EU and non-governmental organizations have called for uniform legal regulations when dealing with and identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC). That’s the result of a feedback period as part of an EU initiative, “Towards a more comprehensive … Continue reading

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