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European Commission accepts a proposal to tighten the concentration limits for POPs in waste

Nov-02-2021 POPs hazardous waste EU REACH

On the 28th of October 2021, the European Commission adopted the proposal on protecting human health and the environment by tightening the limits for POPs. Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are the...

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Biocidal Products Committee concludes to not allow d-allethrin in insecticides

Nov-01-2021 EU-REACH Chemical Category Regulatory update

During the Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) meeting between October 5-14, 2021, it was decided not to allow the use of d-allethrin for product-type 18, that is, insecticides, acaricides, and products...

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Access to EU’s First Public Database for SVHCs Now Available

Oct-20-2021 EU-REACH SVHC

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) announced the SCIP Database in September 2021; this is a public database for Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in EU products. SCIP da...

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Version 9 is published

Oct-02-2021 GHS substance & mixture classification labelling

Certain amendments were proposed to the 8th version of GHS at the 10th session of the "Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classifica...

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ECHA provides clarification for the degradation and mutagenicity studies


ECHA elucidates the rules on accepting adaptations for degradation testing and requiring combined studies for mutagenicity. It also suggests companies should consider these&nb...

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ECHA updated the Guidance on Registration

Aug-31-2021 EU-REACH

ECHA added new updates in the Guidance on Registration in August 2021. The new updated version of the guidance document offers advanced support to the companies with thei...

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European Commission adopts ‘clarifications’ to REACH information requirements

Aug-06-2021 EU REACH

REACH (EC 1907/2006) is a regulation aimed at improving the protection of human health and the environment through a better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substance...

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