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Planned Allergen Ban in Textiles: Call for Public Consultation

In our blog entry France and Sweden Want to Ban Allergens in Textiles, we reported on the proposal that the two countries presented to the ECHA. From June 19 to December 19, 2019, you can make your position on the proposal known. You can … Continue reading

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Provisions of Chemicals Laws in South Asia – Dr. Tobias Eger to Speak at Lexxion Seminar on International Chemicals Law

Lexxion publishers has invited Dr. Tobias Eger to speak at its Seminar on International Chemicals Law on September 26–27, 2019 in Frankfurt. KFT’s expert on East Asia will discuss the newest developments in chemicals law in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Philippines. … Continue reading

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EU Council of Ministers Approves New Version of the POP Regulation

In mid-June, the EU Council of Ministers approved a new version of the regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and issued a press release. The new version replaces Regulation (EC) No 850/2004. The goal of the revision is stricter control of brominated flame retardants like decaBDE, which is frequently … Continue reading

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South Korea Issues New Instructions for Substance Preregistration

Shortly before the expiration of the preregistration period for existing substances at the end of June 2019, the South Korean Ministry of Environment (MoE) has issued additional instructions for two special cases (in Korean only). The first case involves substances … Continue reading

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Market Surveillance Uncovers Failure of Dental Hygiene Products to Meet Legal Requirements

In particular, tooth whiteners are often deficient. A CMR substance, sodium perborate (German only), was found in one sample, and an excessive amount of hydrogen peroxide was found in another. Those are the findings the Official Cosmetics Control Laboratories (OCCLs) … Continue reading

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EU Draft Regulation for Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation: Reporting Period for Mixtures Postponed

The EU Commission has reacted to calls from industry associations (see: Poison Centers: ECHA Opens Submission Portal for Hazardous Mixtures), and prepared a new draft regulation. According to the draft, the reporting period for mixtures used by consumers is being moved from January … Continue reading

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Asia-Pacific Area: Economic Community Recommends Uniform Adoption of GHS 7th revision

The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-Operation (APEC) community, representing 21 nations and almost half the world’s population, has advised its members to adopt the GHS 7th revision uniformly by the end of 2021 to harmonize its requirements across member states. The goal … Continue reading

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