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ECHA adds 35 chemicals to the Prior Informed Consent Regulation

Aug-25-2023 Hazardous chemicals Rotterdam Convention

On 25 August 2023, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that an amendment, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/1656, has been made adding 35 additional hazardous chemicals to the EU’...

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Mandatory training required for workers handling diisocyanates as transition period ends

Aug-24-2023 EU REACH Restricted use

On 24 August 2023, the transition period for the amendment of Annex XVII REACH regarding restriction of diisocyanates ends. The amendment, Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1149, came into force on 23 A...

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European Commission authorises the use of DEHCH in food contact materials

Aug-22-2023 Plastics Food contact materials

On 11 August 2023 the European Commission published an amendment, Regulation (EU) 2023/1627, to Annex I of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 (the Food Contact Plastics Regulation) in the Official Journal of ...

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ECHA to support the European Commission with tasks concerning battery safety

Aug-17-2023 ECHA Product restrictions / prohibitions Sustainability

On 17 August 2023, the new EU Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2023/1542) concerning batteries and waste batteries entered into force and the Batteries Directive (Directive 2006/66/EC) was repealed. In the...

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Annex III Inventory under EU-REACH Withdrawn

Aug-17-2023 EU REACH Inventory

REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. REACH is a regulation of the European Union (EU), adopted to improve the protection of human health and the envir...

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Water-soluble zinc salts used in oral hygiene products: preliminary opinion open for comments

Aug-09-2023 Cosmetic Products EU REACH

On 3 July 2023, the EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) adopted Opinion on Water-soluble Zinc Salts Used in Oral Hygiene Products (II). Water-soluble zinc compounds are used in oral ...

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PFHxS banned in the EU under the POPs Regulation

Aug-09-2023 PFAS Restricted use

On 8 August 2023, the EU published Regulation (EU) 2023/1068 in the Official Journal of European Union amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 known as the Persistent Organic Polutants (POPs) Regulation. I...

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