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PFASs Restrictions will not encompass essential use-EU

Apr-21-2022 Chemical industry PFAS EU REACH Europe

The EU has announced that the ban on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) will not include the essential use criteria. This is because the essential use criteria will not be ready at the right ...

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European Commission holds workshop on safety and sustainability criteria for chemicals

Mar-29-2022 EU EU chemicals strategy EU REACH Green & sustainable chemistry Europe

On March 22, 2022, the European Commission held its second stakeholders’ workshop on “Safe and Sustainable by design (SSbD) criteria for chemicals and materials”. The development of criteria to ...

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European Commission implements new decision for a biocidal product

Mar-14-2022 Biocides EU EU chemicals strategy EU REACH Product classification

On March 11, 2022, the commission announces its decision of a biocidal product in line with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council. A product that contains capsic...

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Sweden proposes N-hydroxymethylacrylamide for SVHC List

Mar-11-2022 EU EU chemicals strategy EU REACH SVHCs Sweden Chemical industry Europe

On March 4, 2022, Sweden proposes to ECHA to identify N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide (with CAS No 924-42-5) in the list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). SVHC list consists of substances con...

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European Union notifies a substance in biocidal products

Mar-09-2022 Biocides chemical notification/registration risk management

On the 7th of March 2022, the EU notifies the decision to not approve N-(3-aminopropyl)-N-dodecylpropane1,3-diamine as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products. This decision was m...

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European Commission takes the final step to end mercury exemption in lamps

Mar-03-2022 EPR for electrical and electronics Hazard assessment Restricted substances in EEE Electrical & electronics Mercury EU

European Commission publishes 12 delegated acts to end the exemptions for the use of mercury in lamps. These lamps include general-purpose compact (CFL) and linear fluorescent (LFL) lamps. Conside...

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ECHA Proposes a ban of PFASs in firefighting foams

Mar-03-2022 EU chemicals strategy EU REACH Human health exposure PFAS EU

On the 23rd of February 2022, the REACH Annex XV restriction dossier was published addressing PFASs’ risks in firefighting foams to human health and the environment. The European Chemicals Agency ...

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