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Study on cadmium quantum dot RoHS exemption by German Institute

Oct-11-2022 Chemical inventory SVHC

Under the EU Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), Germany’s Öko-Institut has initiated an evaluation on exemption requests for c...

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RoHS exemption for use of lead in medical devices is approved by the European Commission

Oct-11-2022 Electrical & electronics Restricted substances in EEE

A seven-year extension, valid until 30 June 2027, to the exemption for the use of lead in medical equipment under the EU Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) has been approved b...

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Deadline for updating EU SDSs is approaching

Oct-04-2022 Chemical industry EU REACH Safety data sheets (SDSs)

The deadline for updating EU Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) authored before January 2021 is approaching. All SDSs compiled under EU 2015/830 must be replaced by 31 December 2022 with a new SDS authored ...

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Call for comments to identify new Substances of Very High Concern SVHC

Sep-22-2022 Substances of concern SVHC

On 7 September 2022, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a call for comments on nine proposals to identify new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). SVHCs are substances that can have ser...

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The European Commission plans to add new hazard categories under the CLP Regulation

Sep-21-2022 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability CLP GHS Hazard assessment Substance & mixture classification SVHC

On 20 September 2022 the European Commission published a Draft delegated regulation introducing new hazard classes to the system established in Regulation (EC) 1272/2008, on the classification, labell...

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OECD chemicals committee adopts working paper applying "Safe and Sustainable by Design” concept to nanomaterials

Sep-16-2022 Green & sustainable chemistry Nanomaterials Public policy

The Chemicals and Biotechnology Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) adopted on September 2, 2022, a working document on the application of the “Safe and Su...

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European Commission establishes limit value for unintentional presence of hexachlorobenzene under the POP Regulation

Sep-16-2022 POPs Hazardous chemicals

On September 8, 2022, the European Commission adopted a delegated act under Regulation (EU) 2019/1021, on persistent organic pollutants (the POP Regulation), clarifying the acceptable limits for the u...

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