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US EPA consults on PCE as a toxic substance

Jul-07-2022 Human health exposure Risk assessment Hazardous chemicals

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on July 4, 2022, notified its draft revision to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This is for risk determination for Perchloroethylene (PCE) risk e...

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Ban on PFAS-containing apparel to enter into force in New York

Jul-04-2022 PFAS Product restrictions / prohibitions Restricted use Textiles & apparel

A ground-breaking prohibition on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-containing clothing has been approved by the New York legislators, which will enter into force next year upon being signed i...

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US EPA Latest Developments and Round-up

Jul-04-2022 Product restrictions / prohibitions Risk assessment US TSCA

To prohibit the ongoing uses of asbestos at a greater level, the US EPA has agreed to extend by a month the public comment period for consultation on its April 12 proposed TSCA section 6(a) rule. The ...

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Amendment to MCM NESHAP in the U.S.

Jun-09-2022 Hazard assessment Human health exposure Solvent/ VOC emissions

On June 8, 2022, US EPA notified WTO about the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (MCM NESHAP). The agency currently proposes certain a...

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A New Regulatory Proposal Coming in California

Jun-07-2022 Chemical notification/ registration Hazard assessment Labelling

The overhaul to “short form” warnings under Prop 65 is temporarily paused in California, the US. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has decided to keep on hold this contr...

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US EPA proposes an amendment to VOCs

May-03-2022 Solvent/ VOC emissions USA Consulting

US EPA on the 29th of April 2022, submitted a notification to World Trade Organization, to amend the regulatory decision on Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).  According to US EPA, VOCs are compounds...

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PFAS Modification Raises Concerns in the US

Apr-25-2022 PFAS POPs Chemical industry USA

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, mostly referred to as PFAS, are part of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) present in diverse consumer and industrial products. PFAS has a myriad of application...

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