Author Archives: georghaiber

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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ECHA: Three of Every Four REACH Dossiers Are Faulty

Last year, the ECHA evaluated 484 registrations (compliance checks and testing proposals) and determined that information was missing in three of every four of the dossiers examined. That’s the finding of an ECHA report published at the end of February. … Continue reading

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Sweden: Cases of Poisonings from E-Cigarettes Increase

The Swedish Poison Information Center (Swedish only) reports an increase in cases of poisoning from e-cigarettes. According to the Swedish supervisory authority for chemicals, KEMI, even children have been affected in some cases. They are poisoned by drinking the fluid … Continue reading

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Hard Brexit: What You Absolutely Need to Do

Everything indicates that Great Britain will leave the EU on March 29, 2019 without a valid trade agreement in place (hard Brexit). The consequences for the entire economy are unforeseeable. In particular, companies that have registered chemicals in the framework … Continue reading

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