Category Archives: Allgemein

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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Columbia Implements Sixth Edition of GHS

The Columbian Labor Ministry is looking toward mandatory implementation of the sixth edition of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals. It issued a decree to that effect on August 6. The implementation is the … Continue reading

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GHS Mandatory for All OECD States

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has made the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) mandatory for member states and prospective members. The implications of the decision are limited, said Bob Diderichs, director of … Continue reading

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U.S. Guidelines for Hazard Communication to Be Aligned with GHS Guidelines

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to revise its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) in 2019 and align it with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals of the United Nations. The United States … Continue reading

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German Study Finds High Levels of Aluminum in Foods

Foods that are kept warm in uncoated aluminum dishes are later found to contain aluminum, according to a project undertaken by researchers at the Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). As part of their experiments, they prepared sour food … Continue reading

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EU Prohibits Thermal Paper: Law Takes Effect in January 2017

The EU commission has amended Annex XVII of REACH so that as of January 2020, thermal paper that contains bisphenol A (BPA) in a concentration greater than or equal to 0.02% by weight may no longer be marketed. The limitation … Continue reading

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