Category Archives: Allgemein

Experts Discuss Platform for Chemical Data

Discussions about the development of a platform for trade and the exchange of chemical data is off to a flying start. As part of a landmark conference, EU Chemicals Policy 2030 – Building on the Past, Moving to the Future, … Continue reading

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For the First Time, the ECHA Classifies Chemical as an SVHC Based on Its Environmental Mobility

In the future, the ECHA Member State Committee (MSC) could classify persistent chemicals that spread rapidly in the environment as substances of very high concern (SVHC). At their meeting at the end of June in Helsinki, committee representatives created a precedent … Continue reading

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ECHA Board of Appeal Makes a Landmark Decision on the Sharing of REACH Data

On April 15, 2019, the ECHA Board of Appeal (BoA) rejected the claim of a consortium of dye manufacturers (REACH & Colours) and found in favor a group of dye importers that has been disputing a fair way to share chemical … 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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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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