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EU’s disapproval of methylene dithiocyanate for biocidal products

Jun-20-2022 Active ingredient Biocides Risk assessment

On the 15th of June 2022, the European Commission notified its draft decision to not approve methylene dithiocyanate as an existing active substance to be used in biocidal products of product-type 12....

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RAC Backs Lead Restriction in Outdoor Shooting and Fishing

Jun-13-2022 EU REACH Labelling Lead Restricted use

ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has expressed its support for restricting the use of lead in ammunition for hunting, outdoor sports shooting, and fishing by adopting its opinion on ECHA...

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ECHA adds NMA to the REACH Candidate List

Jun-10-2022 Chemical authorisation Chemical notification/ registration SVHC

On the 10th of June 2022, ECHA added an entry on n-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide (NMA) to the REACH candidate list. This addition was done due to the carcinogenic and genotoxic properties of the chemical,...

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EU Plans for Open Access to Chemicals Data Due in 2023

Jun-10-2022 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Exposure modelling Hazard assessment Risk assessment

With the purpose to facilitate the “One substance, one assessment" process, the European Commission plans to review and improve the current way of how chemicals’ required data are gathered and dis...

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Europe proposes an amendment to the use of lead and lead compounds in PVCs

Jun-09-2022 Human health exposure Lead Product restrictions / prohibitions Restricted use

On June 8, 2022, the European Commission published a proposal on Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) articles that contain lead and lead compounds. The draft proposal amends Annex XVII, specifically entry 63, pr...

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Europe approves DDAC as an active substance in biocides

Jun-09-2022 Active ingredient Human health exposure New substances

The European Commission on June 1, 2022, announced its proposal to approve didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 1 and 2. It was ...

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France proposes a new harmonized CLH registry

Jun-03-2022 Human health exposure Labelling Substance & mixture classification

According to ECHA, France submitted a new Harmonised Classification and Labelling (CLH) registry proposal of fluoroethylene (EC 200-832-6, CAS 75-02-5) in May 2022. The dossier to this intention regis...

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