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ECHA report highlights potential risks from PVC additives and microparticle release

Nov-28-2023 Restricted use PVC microplastics

On 22 November 2023, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published an investigation report on PVC and PVC additives. The investigation was carried out by ECHA at the request of the European Commissio...

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SCCS publishes final opinions on cosmetic ingredients

Nov-27-2023 Conformity assessment Cosmetic Products

Following the latest meeting of EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) on 26 October 2023 the Committee published its final opinions on the fragrance benzyl salicylate, the preservative...

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EU prepares to certify carbon removal to help tackle climate change

Nov-27-2023 Circular economy Environment

In an effort to achieve net-zero emissions by the middle of the century, the European Commission is planning to propose a system for certifying the removal of carbon dioxide from the environment.  ...

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Swedish Chemicals Agency adds 5700 PFAS substances to PRIO database

Nov-24-2023 PFAS Hazardous chemicals

On 15 November 2023, the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) expanded its PRIO database by adding 5700 new per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This update brings the total number of PFAS substance...

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ECHA outlines research priorities for the regulation of hazardous chemicals

Nov-21-2023 Animal testing Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Sustainability New Approach Methodologies NAMs

On 15 November 2023, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a news report that identifies areas where research is needed to protect human health and the environment. The report entitled "Key a...

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ECHA recommends more transparency in trade of hazardous chemicals

Nov-20-2023 ECHA Import/export restrictions Prior Informed Consent PIC

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published its third report on the operation of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation in October 2023. In the report, ECHA recommends more transparency in the...

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EU SCCS seeks feedback on hair dye chemicals hydroxypropyl p-phenylenediamine and its dihydrochloride salt

Nov-17-2023 Cosmetic Products Hazardous chemicals

On November 7, 2023, the European Union's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) released a preliminary opinion on the use of hydroxypropyl p-phenylenediamine and its dihydrochloride salt ...

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