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EU Committee Publishes Revision of Guidance on the Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics

Jul-26-2023 Cosmetic Products Nanomaterials

On 6 June 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union adopted the second revision of its Guidance on the Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics. The guidanc...

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New Regulation for batteries and waste management – European Council

Jul-20-2023 Product restrictions / prohibitions Sustainability Environment

On 10 July 2023, the European Commission adopted a new regulation on sustainable management of batteries and waste batteries. The regulation will apply to all batteries including all waste portable ...

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European Commission seeking comments on exemptions from RoHS for lead and cadmium in recovered PVC

Jul-18-2023 Lead Risk assessment

On 26 June 2023, a proposed exemption for the use of cadmium and lead in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) under Annex IV of the EU Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and...

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ECHA committee supports gradual ban on PFASs in firefighting foams.

Jul-12-2023 ECHA PFAS

On 22 June 2023, the European Chemistry Agency (ECHA) announced that its Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) supports the gradual ban on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in firefig...

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ECHA holds targeted public consultation for metyltetraprole

Jul-04-2023 ECHA Hazardous chemicals

On 26 June 2023, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) started a targeted public consultation on the harmonised classification and labelling of metyltetraprole (ISO); 1-[2-({[1-(4-chlorophenyl)-1H-pyra...

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The European Commission opens public consultation on SCCS’ preliminary opinions for methylparaben and butylparaben.

Jul-03-2023 Cosmetic Products ECHA

On 8 June 2023, the EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published preliminary opinions on the use of methylparaben and butylparaben in cosmetics. The European Commission has opened p...

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ECHA publishes report and hosts workshop on animal-free testing methods

Jun-30-2023 Animal testing ECHA New Approach Methodologies NAMs

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) recently organized a workshop on New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) with over 500 participants to discuss ways to replace animal testing in the hazard assessment of ...

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