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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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Cosmetic Ingredients: EU Commission Publishes Glossary

The EU Commission has published Decision (EU) 2019/701. The document contains a glossary with common names of ingredients that are to be used on the labels of cosmetics. The common ingredient names listed in the updated glossary apply as of … Continue reading

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France and Sweden Want to Ban Allergens in Textiles

The French Agency for Food, Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail: ANSES) and the Swedish Chemical Oversight Agency, KEMI, have proposed that the ECHA ban or at least … Continue reading

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EU Updates CLP Regulation

The EU Commission has revised Annexes I–VI of the CLP Regulation in light of the latest classification and labeling criteria found in the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). The revision aligns CLP with the sixth and seventh versions of GHS. Commission … Continue reading

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ECHA Publishes CoRAP List For 2019–21

The ECHA has updated the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) list. Based on the list, 19 member states of the EU plan to evaluate 100 chemicals in the next three years. The list contains chemicals to be evaluated as part … Continue reading

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Taiwan and China Control Chemicals Listed in the Stockholm Convention

The Taiwanese Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (only in Chinese) has entered three persistent organic pollutants (POPs) listed in the Stockholm Convention to its own list of toxic chemicals. The chemicals involved include the group of short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs), decabromodiphenyl … Continue reading

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