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ECHA: Four hazardous chemicals added to the Candidate List

Jan-21-2022 EU-REACH Chemical Category SVHC

The Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) now contains 223 entries. On 17th January 2022, ECHA added four hazardous chemicals that are commonly used in cosmetics to the candidate li...

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ECHA gives new advice for determining dose levels in toxicity testing

Jan-21-2022 ECHA Ecotoxicology

On the 18th of January 2022, ECHA advises on how to determine and apply dose selection for dose and reproductive toxicity. This is in alignment with OECD guidelines. The director of ECHA for Hazard As...

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European Commission proposes to strengthen environmental protection through criminal laws

Jan-14-2022 EU REACH member state

In December 2021, the European Commission adopted the proposal of a new EU Directive aimed at reducing environmental crime. This proposal defines new environmental crimes, obliges Member States to tak...

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European Commission notifies the exemption of lead in electronic components

Jan-12-2022 EU-REACH Lead Electrical & electronics

On the 11th of January 2022, the European Commission granted a temporary exemption for the use of lead in the following electronic materials: bismuth strontium calcium copper oxide superconducto...

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European Commission revokes mercury exemptions in LFL and Compact lamps

Jan-11-2022 Mercury EU REACH

On the 16th of December 2021, the commission confirmed that the exemption for mercury in linear fluorescent (LFL) lamps and single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps will be revoked. This is beca...

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Problematic chemical substances found in popular perfumes placed in the EU market

Jan-04-2022 hazardous chemicals EU REACH

A study and ingredients’ comparison done for 20 perfumes in Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands revealed that these perfumes contain substances of concern that have been listed by authoritative bo...

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European Commission bans the use of 23 CMRs in cosmetic products

Dec-17-2021 EU-REACH Cosmetics CMRs

The European Commission published a Regulation amending several annexes of the cosmetics regulation, prohibiting certain substances from use in cosmetics. This regulation was published on the 3rd of N...

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