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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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ECHA Adds to REACH Candidate List

The ECHA has added six substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the REACH candidate list. The agency also issued a press release about the addition. The document currently lists 197 chemicals. The substances include: 2,2-bis(4′-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane – listed as reprotoxic … Continue reading

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Turkey’s REACH: Preregistrations Delayed

IT issues have caused delays for the preregistration of chemicals as part of Turkey’s REACH (KKDIK). The regulation took effect at the end of 2017. According to plans, preregistrations were to close by the end of next year, and all … Continue reading

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Is the Use of Salicylic Acid in Cosmetics Safe? That’s What the EU Says

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the EU has published an Opinion on Salicylic Acid in Cosmetics. The authors write that the use of salicylic acid as a preservative is safe up to a concentration of 0.5%. But … Continue reading

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EU Looks at Including EDCs in the GHS

The EU Commission will examine whether endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can be included in the existing international system for classification of chemicals (GHS). That’s the content of a Communication of the Commission (see the fourth bullet on page 12). With the … Continue reading

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ECHA Seeks to Add 18 Substances to Annex XIV of REACH

The ECHA has suggested adding 18 substances, mostly chemicals used as stabilizers and solvents, to Annex XIV (Authorization List) of REACH. Comments on the suggestion can be made until December 5 as part of a public consultation. The agency specifically … Continue reading

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German App Clarifies the Spread of Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFCs)

The German Environment Agency has published an app (PFC-Planet) that highlights the problem of per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFCs). The app shows how the substances enter the environment and the food chain, what the consequences for us are, and what … Continue reading

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