Tag Archives: Hazardous chemicals

For the First Time, the ECHA Classifies Chemical as an SVHC Based on Its Environmental Mobility

In the future, the ECHA Member State Committee (MSC) could classify persistent chemicals that spread rapidly in the environment as substances of very high concern (SVHC). At their meeting at the end of June in Helsinki, committee representatives created a precedent … Continue reading

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Hazardous Chemicals in Toys: Member States Urge Quick EU Action

The ministers of eleven member states of the EU (Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden) are urging stricter threshold values for hazardous chemicals in toys. In a joint letter to Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs, the ministers … 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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China: Ministry Sets Up Department to Manage Hazardous Chemicals

Established as recently as this spring, the new Chinese Ministry for Emergency Management (MEM) has created a department whose employees are responsible for the safety, monitoring, and management of hazardous chemicals. Their duties include ensuring production safety in the chemicals … Continue reading

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China: New Information Platform for Hazardous Chemicals

China‘s National Registration Centre for Chemicals (NRCC) has launched a new, integrated information platform (in Chinese). The platform enables companies to search for registrants of hazardous chemicals and the products they have registered. The test phase runs until October 2019. … Continue reading

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