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European Commission Publishes SCCS Notes of Guidance for Cosmetic Ingredients.

May-25-2023 Cosmetic Products Product testing

On 15 May 2023, the European Commission adopted the 12th revision of The SCCS Notes of Guidance for the testing of Cosmetic Ingredients and their Safety Evaluation. The SCCS Notes of Guidance (NoG) ar...

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Chemical pollution problems solutions and plastic contamination- UN Report

May-24-2023 Electrical & electronics Human health exposure Plastics

The "Chemicals in Plastics: A Technical Report" released by the UN on 3 May 2023, attempts to educate the world's population on the frequently disregarded chemical-related problems associated with...

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EU notifies WTO of proposed revision of the CLP regulation

May-23-2023 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability CLP EU chemicals strategy

On 17 April 2023 the European Commission notified proposed revision of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation to the WTO. The proposal was originally published on 19 December 202...

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EFSA Calls for Data on Migration of Phthalates from Food Contact Materials

May-18-2023 EU chemicals strategy EU REACH

On 5 May 2023 the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) requested additional evidence regarding the potential migration of plasticisers from food contact materials (FCMs). Stakeholders and interested ...

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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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European Commission proposes revision of Detergent and Cleaning Products Regulation

May-12-2023 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability EU chemicals strategy

On 28 April 2023 the European Commission put forward a proposal for a revised Regulation on detergents and surfactants that would amend Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and repeal Regulation (EC) No 648/2004...

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The European Commission has adopted measures prohibiting lead in PVC.

May-11-2023 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Green & sustainable chemistry Lead Hazardous chemicals

The European Commission has finally adopted restrictions prohibiting the use and sale of lead in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) articles, including imports in order to safeguard individuals and the environm...

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