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European Commission consults for harmonized classifications under CLP Regulation

Jul-04-2022 CLP Substance & mixture classification Hazardous chemicals

On June 22, 2022, the European Commission opened a consultation period for proposed amendments to Annex VI of Regulation 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling, and Packaging of substances and mixture...

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European Parliament votes to expand upcoming carbon tariffs to chemicals

Jun-23-2022 Chemical authorisation Green & sustainable chemistry Product certification

On June 22, 2022, the European Parliament adopted its negotiating position on the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation establishing a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). In the...

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European Commission proposes a new definition of nanomaterials

Jun-23-2022 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Circular economy EU chemicals strategy Green & sustainable chemistry Nanomaterials

On 10 June 2022, the European Commission released a new recommendation updating the definition of nanomaterials that should inform EU legislation on the topic. A deliverable of the EU Chemicals Strate...

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European Parliament and Council reach agreement on limits for POPs in waste

Jun-23-2022 Hazardous waste POPs Restricted use

On June 22, 2022, the European Parliament and Council reached an agreement on a proposal by the European Commission to review Annexes IV and V of Regulation (EU) 2019/1021, on persistent organic poll...

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Europe considers a substance exemption in EEE

Jun-21-2022 Electrical & electronics Restricted substances in EEE Hazardous chemicals

The European Commission opens consultation till July 8, 2022, on the exemption of hexavalent chromium usage. According to the proposal, the exemption of the use of hexavalent chromium as an anticorros...

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European Commission consults on the safety of titanium dioxide in children’s products

Jun-20-2022 Children's products Hazard assessment Restricted use

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) consults on its opinion regarding the safety of titanium dioxide in toys until July 4, 2022. Co...

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European Commission set down restriction of cobalt to bind OELs

Jun-20-2022 EU REACH Exposure monitoring & measurement Restricted use

The European Commission plans to put a stop to the REACH restriction procedure for cobalt salts while focusing on setting occupational exposure limits (OELs) for the compound. This decision follows a ...

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