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Withdrawal of Interest in Substance Application for Biocides Review Programme

Jun-03-2022 Biocides Chemical notification/ registration Human health exposure

According to ECHA, the once selected substance silver-polyethylenimine-chloride, as a new chemical to join in the biocides review programme now needs some new concerned business bodies to continue its...

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ECHA intends to identify an SVHC in Belgium and France

Jun-03-2022 Ecotoxicology SVHC Hazardous chemicals

According to ECHA, there is a new intention to identify a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) from Belgium together with France. The substance of interest is 4,4'-sulphonyldiphenol (i.e. Bisphen...

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A U-turn on Resorcinol SVHC identification


According to the EU Commission, the EU executive is sketching an alternative to add the endocrine-disrupting chemical Resorcinol to the REACH candidate list. It had been consensually approved earlier ...

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EFSA and ECHA assessment of glyphosate to be pushed back to mid-2023

May-13-2022 Active ingredient Chemical authorisation PPP

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) announced on May 10, 2022, that an ongoing assessment of the health and environmental risks of glyphosate will be...

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European Commission publishes a new glossary

May-12-2022 Ingredient transparency / disclosure Labelling Product certification

The European Commission updates the glossary of ingredient names commonly used in cosmetics production. This was done to correct the names of ingredients that were written incorrectly while some were ...

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ECHA Recommends Restriction of Bisphenols

May-11-2022 Restricted use SVHCs Bisphenol A

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), together with the Member States reviewed a group of 148 bisphenols, of which 38 bisphenols have potential reprotoxic or hormonal effects. Bisphenols are common...

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European Commission bans PFOA export

May-09-2022 Chemical industry Chemical notification/ registration Regulatory update

Exports and products involved with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salt forms, and PFOA-related compounds are banned after the European Commission makes addition to Annex V of the Prior Informed Co...

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