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Tattoo Inks Accumulate in Lymph Nodes

As part of an international cooperative project, a group of researchers led by Ines Schreiver and Andreas Luch of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung: BfR) have determined how ink pigments used in tattoo inks can … Continue reading

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New Zealand: Notices on the Management of Hazardous Substances Published

The New Zealand Environmental Ministry has made all 10 of its notices available for download from its Web site. The laws will go into effect on December 1, 2017. For companies, the primary change is found in the rules on … Continue reading

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REACH 2018: ECHA Seeks Financial Relief for Smaller Companies

The ECHA is looking for ways to simplify the registration of substances for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs). Many companies hesitate registering substances because of the high costs involved with the Letter of Access(LoA) and participation in the Substance Information … Continue reading

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Turkey: First KKDIK Seminar on October 27

The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (MoEU) has provided information about a seminar on the new Turkish REACH (KKDIK), which will go into effect on December 23. The host of the event in Istanbul is the Istanbul Chemicals and … Continue reading

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BREXIT: Consequences for the Biocide Industry

The EU Commission has published a Q&A list on Brexit and its consequences for the biocide industry. The document was created collaboratively by the EU Commission and the ECHA. Right now, it contains 10 questions and answers. Authorities at the … Continue reading

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PIC Regulation: Number of Notifications Increases Steadily

Over the past three years, the number of PIC notifications has increased from 4,500 in 2014 to almost 8,000 in 2016. In 2014, 390 companies issued notification of substances, and that number rose to 1,117 in 2016. The figures come … Continue reading

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China Significantly Simplifies Notification and Registration of New Substances

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the People’s Republic of China has defined Guidance for New Chemical Substance Notification and Registration (in Chinese only). The definition is valid as of October 15, 2017. Registration of substances in a quantity … Continue reading

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