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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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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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