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Colorado proposes the strictest consumer goods VOC limits in the US except for California

Nov-14-2022 PFAS Solvent/ VOC emissions

On 25 September the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recommended to amend its existing VOC rule to align with the 2018 "Phase V" Ozone Transportation Commission (OTC) regul...

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Fluorinated Polyethylene Food Contact Containers: FDA Issues RFI

Nov-10-2022 PFAS Plastics

As of 19 July 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested information regarding uses of fluorinated polyethylene in food contact containers. This proposal is a part of ongoing efforts ...

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The US EPA will expand the scope of its PFAS-free procurement regulations.

Oct-29-2022 Built environment Electrical & electronics PFAS

In August 2022 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that it intends to expand its program encouraging federal agencies to acquire materials free of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substanc...

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Developing a worldwide chemicals database: EU US and Canada make initial strides.

Oct-06-2022 Chemical industry ECHA

The US, Canada, and EU are about to start a pilot project that will test a system for exchanging data on substances and provide guidance on the potential development of a global database of informatio...

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California lawmakers pass legislation to ban PFAS for cosmetic products

Oct-04-2022 Cosmetic Products Personal care PFAS US TSCA

On 23 August 2022, the California State Assembly passed legislation ‘AB 2771’. The bill would ban the sale in California of any cosmetics and personal care products that contain any type of PFAS (...

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US EPA consults on TCE and Methylene Chloride as harmful substances

Jul-12-2022 Human health exposure Risk assessment Hazardous chemicals

On the 11th of July 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US notifies and seeks comment on a draft revision for trichloroethylene (TCE) risk evaluation issued under TSCA. The old d...

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US EPA publishes new use rules for toxic substances

Jul-07-2022 Chemical authorisation Restricted use Hazardous chemicals

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances that are subject to premanufacture notices (PMNs). ...

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