Monthly Archives: June 2019

Market Surveillance Uncovers Failure of Dental Hygiene Products to Meet Legal Requirements

In particular, tooth whiteners are often deficient. A CMR substance, sodium perborate (German only), was found in one sample, and an excessive amount of hydrogen peroxide was found in another. Those are the findings the Official Cosmetics Control Laboratories (OCCLs) … Continue reading

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EU Draft Regulation for Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation: Reporting Period for Mixtures Postponed

The EU Commission has reacted to calls from industry associations (see: Poison Centers: ECHA Opens Submission Portal for Hazardous Mixtures), and prepared a new draft regulation. According to the draft, the reporting period for mixtures used by consumers is being moved from January … Continue reading

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Asia-Pacific Area: Economic Community Recommends Uniform Adoption of GHS 7th revision

The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-Operation (APEC) community, representing 21 nations and almost half the world’s population, has advised its members to adopt the GHS 7th revision uniformly by the end of 2021 to harmonize its requirements across member states. The goal … Continue reading

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New Online Tool for Registering Nanomaterials

The Nordic Council of Ministers, which has supported collaboration between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden since 1971, has provided small and midsize companies with a free online tool that they can use to register nanomaterials according to REACH. The … Continue reading

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EU Modifies the Cosmetics Products Regulation

On May 22, 2019, the EU Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/831 that modifies Annexes II, III and V of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 in the Official Journal of the EU. The modifications include the addition of 226 carcinogenic, mutagenic, or reproductive toxic substances to Annex II of the Cosmetics Products Regulation. With the modifications, the EU, … Continue reading

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ECHA Increases the Rate of Compliance Checks on REACH Dossiers

In the future, the ECHA wants to check four times as many REACH dossiers as it currently does. That’s the information the Agency provided in a press release. According to REACH, Article 41, Point 5, the ECHA is obligated to … Continue reading

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Limits on Microplastic: German Sport Associations Call for Longer Transition Period

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund: DOSB) and the German Football Association (Deutscher Fußballbund: DFB) have issued a position paper (German only) that criticizes the upcoming ban on the use of plastic granules for synthetic turf and calls … Continue reading

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