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European Commission bans the use of fragrance ingredient in cosmetic products

Feb-08-2022 Cosmetic Products Substances of concern EU

Under EU Cosmetics Regulation, the commission banned some uses of methyl-n-methylanthranilate as a fragrance ingredient. This is an ingredient usually used in the production of shampoos, soaps, and ...

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ECHA considers adding eight new substances to the Authorisation list

Feb-03-2022 Chemical authorisation EU REACH

ECHA regularly recommends substances from the Candidate List to be included in the Authorisation List (Annex XIV to REACH), based on the information in the registration dossiers on uses and volumes ...

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ECHA: Four hazardous chemicals added to the Candidate List

Jan-21-2022 EU-REACH Chemical Category SVHC

The Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) now contains 223 entries. On 17th January 2022, ECHA added four hazardous chemicals that are commonly used in cosmetics to the candidate li...

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ECHA gives new advice for determining dose levels in toxicity testing

Jan-21-2022

On the 18th of January 2022, ECHA advises on how to determine and apply dose selection for dose and reproductive toxicity. This is in alignment with OECD guidelines. The director of ECHA for Hazard As...

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European Commission proposes to strengthen environmental protection through criminal laws

Jan-14-2022

In December 2021, the European Commission adopted the proposal of a new EU Directive aimed at reducing environmental crime. This proposal defines new environmental crimes, obliges Member States to tak...

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European Commission notifies the exemption of lead in electronic components

Jan-12-2022 EU-REACH

On the 11th of January 2022, the European Commission granted a temporary exemption for the use of lead in the following electronic materials: bismuth strontium calcium copper oxide superconducto...

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European Commission revokes mercury exemptions in LFL and Compact lamps

Jan-11-2022

On the 16th of December 2021, the commission confirmed that the exemption for mercury in linear fluorescent (LFL) lamps and single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps will be revoked. This is beca...

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