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UN countries add 3 substances to Annex A of the Stockholm Convention

May-15-2023 POPs Hazardous chemicals

At the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Stockholm Convention on 5 May 2023, more than 120 countries agreed to add 2 plastic chemicals and one pesticide to the Conventions lis...

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The first-ever national PFAS drinking water standards from the US EPA

May-08-2023 Chemical contaminants PFAS

On 14 March 2023, the US EPA has come up with its new long-awaited drinking water standards to prevent water from Per- and poly fluroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The new rule sets maximum co...

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California suggests altering Proposition 65 to lower the NSRL for ethylene oxide.

Apr-26-2023 Human health exposure Risk management

On 7 April 2023, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed lowering the "No Significant Risk Level" (NSRL) for ethylene oxide under the Safe Drinking Water and T...

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EPA to introduce rules for new substances PMNs and MCAN.

Jan-27-2023 Chemical industry US TSCA

On 2 December 2022, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a notification for chemical substances that are the subject of premanufacture notifications (PMNs) and Microbial Commercial Ac...

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EPA to change Reporting Requirements for PFAS and Supplier Notifications for Chemicals of Special Concern.

Jan-27-2023 Chemical industry PFAS

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has informed the WTO on changes in reporting requirements for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and supplier notifications for Chemicals of Specia...

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New York state set to ban the use of PFAS in clothing.

Jan-19-2023 Chemical industry PFAS

New York state is preparing to ban the use of PFAS chemicals in manufacturing apparel and clothing. The measure is set to take effect on the final day of 2023.  Bill (S 6291A/A 7063A) was signed i...

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US EPA proposes additional requirements in the supplier’s notification for PFASs and TRI chemicals of special concern.

Dec-22-2022 PFAS Substances of concern

On 5 December 2022, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put forward a proposal of adding 180 Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and expanding the ...

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