Category Archives: CLP

EU Updates CLP Regulation

The EU Commission has revised Annexes I–VI of the CLP Regulation in light of the latest classification and labeling criteria found in the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). The revision aligns CLP with the sixth and seventh versions of GHS. Commission … Continue reading

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EU Countries Inspect Products for Hazardous Chemicals

As part of two EU enforcement projects, inspectors have examined products across the EU for the presence of hazardous chemicals. The first project monitors compliance with Regulation No. 528/2012 on the marketing and use of biocide products. In the second project, government agencies examine products imported into the … Continue reading

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Norway: Every Fifth Product Improperly Labeled

As part of monitoring project, the Norwegian Environment Agency has inspected more than 860 products that contain hazardous chemicals. The result: Every fifth product was improperly labeled. The Environment Agency has issued a press release (only in Norwegian) on its … Continue reading

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EU Seeks to Prohibit Hazardous Chemicals from Products

A majority of the members of the EU Parliament has called for measures against the use of hazardous substances in products because such use makes recycling difficult or even impossible. That’s why they should disappear from the supply chain as quickly … Continue reading

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BPA: Germany Proposes New Classification and Labeling

Germany has submitted a proposal for harmonization of the classification and labeling (CLH) of bisphenol A (BPA) to the ECHA as part of the CLP Regulation. The supplemental entries are stored in the Registry of Intention, a database containing information on … Continue reading

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Poison Centers: ECHA Offers New Support Services

The ECHA has updated its Web site on poison centers and is offering new support services that simplify the preparation and transmission of information on hazardous mixtures. See the press release issued by the ECHA. The Web site supports companies … Continue reading

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REACH and CLP: Dutch Study Uncovers Regulatory Gaps

The materials data required by REACH is insufficient for a correct assessment of the dangers that such chemicals pose and a valid classification according to the CLP regulation. That’s the finding of scientists at the Dutch National Institute for Public … Continue reading

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