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Malaysia Regulatory News

New amendments in Malaysia’s DOSH regarding chemical register submission

May-05-2023 Chemical notification/ registration Product registration/ notification

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Dosh) in Malaysia is planning to update the instructions on how to create and submit chemical registers. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act,...

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The cosmetic control guidelines in Malaysia updated

Feb-14-2023 Cosmetic Products GMP Product restrictions / prohibitions

On 9 December 2022 the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) of Malaysia published revised cosmetics control regulations, including new product categories and labelling requirements. The Co...

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Researchers in Malaysia state that ATBC may cause thyroid disruption in fish

Nov-26-2022 Human health exposure NGO activities Risk assessment

Acetyl tributyl citrate (ATBC), a common substitute for phthalates when producing plastics, has been found to be a thyroid disruptor during in vivo studies performed by researchers in Malaysia.   ...

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Malaysia restricts the use of three substances in cosmetics and bans one

Oct-22-2022 Product restrictions / prohibitions Restricted use Substances of concern

On 6 July 2022 Malaysia’s National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) has restricted the use of three substances in cosmetics, banned one substance and allowed the use of three others under the...

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Malaysia consults on aligning health and safety rules with GHS 8

Oct-12-2022 GHS Hazard assessment Human health exposure

Malaysia’s Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is consulting on amendments to its health and safety regulations. The main purpose behind this is to align the regulations with the eig...

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Malaysia launches MyEHS for hazardous substance registration

Apr-30-2021 Active registration/ notification Chemical notification/ registration Malaysia

The Department of Environment (DOE) in the Ministry of Environment and Water, Malaysia launched a new website in April 2021. This new website called ‘MyEHS’ was launched after the department clo...

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