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Problematic chemical substances found in popular perfumes placed in the EU market


A study and ingredients’ comparison done for 20 perfumes in Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands revealed that these perfumes contain substances of concern that have been listed by authoritative bo...

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European Commission bans the use of 23 CMRs in cosmetic products

Dec-17-2021 EU-REACH Cosmetics

The European Commission published a Regulation amending several annexes of the cosmetics regulation, prohibiting certain substances from use in cosmetics. This regulation was published on the 3rd of N...

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Textiles and the Circular Economy: Upcoming regulatory changes in the European Union


The European Commission adopted its new Circular Economy Action Plan (COM/2020/98 final) in March 2020.  The plan – which is one of the first deliverables under the European Green De...

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European Commission accepts a proposal to tighten the concentration limits for POPs in waste


On the 28th of October 2021, the European Commission adopted the proposal on protecting human health and the environment by tightening the limits for POPs. Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are the...

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Biocidal Products Committee concludes to not allow d-allethrin in insecticides

Nov-01-2021 EU-REACH Chemical Category Regulatory update

During the Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) meeting between October 5-14, 2021, it was decided not to allow the use of d-allethrin for product-type 18, that is, insecticides, acaricides, and products...

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Access to EU’s First Public Database for SVHCs Now Available

Oct-20-2021 EU-REACH

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) announced the SCIP Database in September 2021; this is a public database for Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) in EU products. SCIP da...

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Version 9 is published


Certain amendments were proposed to the 8th version of GHS at the 10th session of the "Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classifica...

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