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European Commission regulates the labelling of fragrance allergens in cosmetic products

Jul-31-2023 Cosmetic Products EU REACH

On 26 July 2023, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2023/1545 in the Official Journal of the European Union, amending Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (the Cosmetics Regulation) concerning...

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EU Revision of the Mercury Regulation

Jul-27-2023 Mercury Restricted use

On 14 July 2023, the European Commission adopted a proposal to revise the Mercury Regulation and thereby ban all remaining intentional uses of the metal.  The Commission proposal was adopted in paral...

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EU introduces emission limits for formaldehyde in consumer products

Jul-27-2023 EU REACH Restricted use

On 14 July 2023, the European Commission adopted an amendment (Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1464) to the REACH Regulation which introduces maximum emission limit for formaldehyde in a variety of co...

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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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