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Updating Registration Dossiers: New Implementing Regulation Sets Mandatory Deadlines

At the CARACAL meeting held in Brussels at the beginning of July, the members presented a draft implementing regulation for Article 22 of REACH. The Article regulates the updates of registration dossiers. It requires registrants to update their registration promptly and at their own initiative … Continue reading

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Bisphenol A: EU Count Dismisses Claim of PlasticsEurope

Bisphenol A (BPA) will retain its classification as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) and therefore be entered into the REACH candidate list. That’s the decision of the EU according to a court judgement that dismissed the case of … Continue reading

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Synthetic Amorphous Silica: EU Committee Issues an Opinion

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the EU has examined the solubility of various forms of synthetic amorphous silica (SAS) and determined both the hydrophilic and the hydrophobic forms of SAS chemicals to be insoluble. In January 2018, … 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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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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