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Biocidal active substances to be phased out in Great Britain

Aug-21-2023 Active ingredient Biocides

On 18 August 2023 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) the United Kingdom (UK) issued an ebulletin listing 15 active substance that must be phased out from biocidal products on the market in Great Br...

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UK introduces new restriction to the Cosmetics Regulation

Jul-31-2023 Cosmetic Products UK-REACH

On 6 July 2023 the UK Government published an amendment, the Cosmetic Products (Restriction of Chemical Substances) Regulations 2023, to the retained EU legislation, Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (the ...

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UK Government revokes Annex VIII of EU CLP in Great Britain

Jul-06-2023 Brexit CLP Poison centre

On 29 June 2023, the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 received royal assent and is now act of parliament (law). Schedule 1 of the Act lists approximately 600 retained EU laws that will...

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The UK REACH Registration Deadlines are officially extended

Jun-30-2023 UK-REACH Deadline

The extension of the UK REACH registration deadlines is now official! The legislation necessary to implement the extension was laid in Parliament by the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs...

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REACH-required animal testing of cosmetics-only ingredients is banned by United Kingdom

Jun-30-2023 Animal testing Cosmetic Products

The UK Government recently informed Parliament that they will no longer grant licenses for animal testing of chemicals that are exclusively intended for use in cosmetic products. The licensing ban cam...

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HSE publishes recommendation to restrict substances in tattoo and permanent make-up inks in the UK

Jun-16-2023 HSE Hazardous chemicals

On 8 June 2023 UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published its recommendation to restrict the use of hazardous substances in ink used for tattooing and permanent make-up (PMU) in Great Britain....

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British Government Removes Sunset Clause from Retained EU Law

May-24-2023 Brexit UK-REACH

On 10 May 2023 the British government presented an amendment to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill removing the sunset clause that would automatically revoke most retained EU law on 31 D...

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