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Recommendations for including chemicals management in electronics procurement procedures published by UNEP

Dec-08-2022 Electrical & electronics Substances of concern

Electronic and electrical products contain several hazardous substances, including lead, mercury and other metals, flame retardants, and certain phthalates. During material extraction and manufacturin...

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Unexpected effects on the immune system are revealed by a gene study on tetrabromobisphenol A.

Dec-08-2022 Substances of concern SVHC

Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) is a potent flame retardant used in numerous appliances and is a major pollutant in households and ecosystems. It is the most widely used Bromophenolic flame retardant (B...

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EU Seeks to Limit Lead in PVC-Containing Items Under REACH

Nov-28-2022 Plastics Product restrictions / prohibitions

Background  The European Parliament has long believed that heavy metal pollution must not be made worse by recycling polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Due to the voluntary commitment of the PVC industry i...

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Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive CSRD act was adopted by the EU

Nov-21-2022 Circular economy Circular Economy Action Plan

On 11th November 2022, the EU parliament adopted the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) act. This act will require businesses to regularly publish information on their societal and en...

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Frequent exposure to graphene oxide is hazardous to the lungs

Nov-18-2022 Animal testing Hazardous chemicals

Background  Graphene is chemically defined as a single-atom-thick layer of monocrystalline graphite, a two-dimensional sheet of sp2-bonded carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal pattern.   Foll...

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Finalization of the Revision of The Guidance on The Risk Assessment of Plant Protection Products on Bees

Nov-14-2022 EU chemicals strategy PPP

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is currently evaluating its 2013 document on the risk assessment of plant protection products and bees (Apis mellifera, Bombus spp., and solitary bees).  ...

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EU adopts regulations on biopesticides

Nov-14-2022 EU chemicals strategy PPP

The EU’s Green Deal Farm to Fork Strategy is moving us towards a sustainable food system.   The European Union has announced, amended, and adopted the regulations regarding biopesticides on (...

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