Category Archives: REACH

U.S. Study: Macaroni and Cheese Contains Phthalates

As part of a study, scientists at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research NV (VITO) in Belgium examined various American cheese products, including 10 macaroni and cheese (“mac and cheese”) products, and found some high concentrations of phthalates. The study … Continue reading

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Vietnam: New Chemicals Law Coming in September

The new Vietnamese chemicals law will likely take effect in September, replacing the regulations that have been in effect since 2007. The new law contains a total of 8 chapters and 39 articles. One important component of the law is … Continue reading

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California: Bisphenol A Still Present in Cans

The number of cans containing BPA sold in typical U.S. grocery discount stores, like Kroger, Albertsons, Dollar Tree, and 99 Cents only, has decreased – from 67% of inspected cans in 2015 to 38% in a current study. However, 71 … Continue reading

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Corporate Survey: New Registrations Take Precedence Over Updating REACH Documents

According to survey taken by Chemical Watch, leading manufacturers in the chemicals industry neglect regular updates of REACH documents and instead devote their resources to the registration of new substances, which must be completed by May 2018. Chemical Watch asked … Continue reading

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Switzerland Updates Its Substances List

The list of new substances notified or registered in Switzerland was updated with 325 items in June. Switzerland updates the list each year in January and June. New substances manufactured in or imported into Switzerland in a quantity greater than … Continue reading

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EU Expands List of Substances That Require Authorization

The EU Commission has added 12 substances to Annex XIV of REACH. The addition brings the total of chemicals on the list to 43. Eight of the substances are classified as toxic for reproduction in category 1B. A sunset date … Continue reading

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EU Survey: Northern European Consider Themselves Better Informed About Chemical Safety and Southern Europeans

A Eurobarometer survey of 28,000 EU citizens undertaken in November–December 2016 shows that fewer than half of the respondents feel adequately informed about the dangers that arise from the chemical ingredients in consumer products. Southern Europeans feel even less informed … Continue reading

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