Monthly Archives: September 2019

Chemicals Law: China Publishes and Updated Draft

The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) has updated its draft Regulation on the Environmental Risk Assessment and Control of Chemical Substances (Chinese only) and notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the revision at the beginning of September. The MEE has not yet announced … Continue reading

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France Intensifies Battle Against Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

The French Ministry for the Ecological and Solidary Transition (Ministère de la Transition écologique et solidaire) and the Ministry for Solidarity and Health (Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé) have published a strategy paper (French only) against endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC). The authors define three areas of action:  To provide the public with more-comprehensive information on … Continue reading

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New Zealand Suggests Modifications to Its Chemicals Law and Opened a Consultation

The New Zealand (Ministry for the Environment (MfE) is seeking to improve its Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO) and has already published some suggestions. From August 19 to September 30, stakeholders can make their positions known as part of a public consultation. The goal of the initiative is … Continue reading

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Turkey Aligns Its Regulations with the EU Cosmetics Regulation

The Turkish health ministry has aligned its legal regulations on cosmetics with the requirements of the EU Cosmetics Regulation (only in Turkish). The following concrete changes result: Turkey prohibits 2-chloro-p-phenylenediamine along with its sulphate and dihydrochloride salts in hair, eyebrow, and eyelash-dye products. … Continue reading

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Toxic Hygiene Products: Petition Puts Pressure on EU Supermarket Chains

A social media campaign, #MyClosestEnemy, warns about purchasing personal care products like tampons and baby diapers that have been bleached with chlorine dioxide. Rune Leithe, former Greenpeace campaigner and initiator of the campaign, has already collected 20,000 signatures on a … Continue reading

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Nanomaterials: Guidance for Safe Disposal

The German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) has published Guidance to support companies in the safe disposal of waste that contains nanomaterials. Nanomaterial waste cannot be avoided in the production and use of nanomaterials. With the document, the VCI assists companies that use nanomaterials as UV … Continue reading

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