Category Archives: REACH

South Korea: 336 Chemicals Submissions in First K-REACH Registration Deadline

On July 2, the registration deadline for priority existing chemicals (PECs) expired. 350 chemicals have data consortia with a leading registrant as coordinator. However, registration dossiers were submitted on time for only 336 of the chemicals (see the list). Some … Continue reading

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Online Retailers Want to Prohibit Hazardous Products

Hazardous products, including toys and electronic devices, should soon disappear from the market more quickly than ever before. That’s the goal of online retailers Amazon, Alibaba, eBay, and Rakuten France. In the presence of the EU Commissioner for Justice, Vera … Continue reading

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ECHA: Siloxanes D4, D5, and D6 Classified as SVHC

The Member State Committee (MSC) of the ECHA has approved the classification of siloxanes D4, D5, and D6 as substances of very high concern (SVHC). The German Environmental Ministry submitted the required reports (Annex XV Report on D4 and Annex … Continue reading

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ECHA and CEFIC Sign Joint Statement

The ECHA and CEFIC signed a joint statement on June 14 in Helsinki that aims at closer cooperation in the implementation of REACH. In concrete terms, the risks of critical substances and groups of substances are to be estimated on … Continue reading

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Turkey: More Training Institutes for KKDIK Experts

The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU) has now accredited a total of seven institutes to train chemists as experts in chemical safety and evaluation (KDU in Turkish). The requirements for accreditation are considerable. They are described and defined … Continue reading

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Canada: Stricter Limits for Lead and Cadmium in Children’s Products

The Canadian health ministry, Health Canada, has published two new regulations: Children’s Jewellery Regulations: SOR/2018-82) and the Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations: SOR/2018-83. Both take effect six months after publication in the Canada Gazette. The Children’s Jewellery Regulation states that … Continue reading

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WHO: Styrene Probably Carcinogenic

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) headquartered in Lyon, France, has classified styrene, styrene-6,8-oxide, and quinoline as probably carcinogenic (2A). The agency had previously classified styrene as possibly carcinogenic (2B). … Continue reading

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