Category Archives: REACH

India: Expert Committee to Create National Action Plan

In April, the Indian environmental ministry appointed a committee that is to help bring about chemical regulations. The committee consists of 18 experts – government officials, researchers, and representatives of industry. The government has issued an Office Order on the … Continue reading

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Australia: New Chemicals Law Before Parliament

The new Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) currently before Parliament replaces the law in effect since 1989. In a parallel action, the Australian Department of Health published its Consultation Paper 5 on the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment … Continue reading

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EU Limits Use of Amalgam

The EU has published its Mercury Regulation. According to Article 10, Section 2, dental amalgam may not be used after July 1, 2018 for dental treatment of baby teeth, children under the age of 15, and pregnant or breastfeeding women. … Continue reading

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Marketplace for Safe Chemicals

A Swedish environmental organization, ChemSec, has created the Marketplace site as a platform for companies to find safe and environmentally friendly alternatives for hazardous chemicals now in use and to do so quickly and without red tape. We covered plans … Continue reading

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Brexit: British Chemicals Industry Opposes Separate British Compliance Regulations

Seven of ten companies surveyed fear that separate British compliance regulations will have negative effects on their trade relations with the European Union. That’s the finding of a survey of the British Alliance of Chemical Associations (ACA), the results of … Continue reading

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Consumer Protection: New Apps for Data on Hazardous Materials in Everyday Products

The German Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt: UBA) and the German Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation (Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V.: BUND) are offering consumers new apps. The software can be used to contact manufacturers for information … Continue reading

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Vietnam Updates Chemicals Inventory List

Vietnam’ s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has published an updated version of the National Chemicals Inventory and a parallel Announcement (in Vietnamese only). The list now contains entries for 4,927 substances. That number includes about 1,500 more substances … Continue reading

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