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  • 17 July 2019
    Clicks 57 Tags: SVHC
    16July 2019, ECHA added 4 new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The authorization now contains 201 substances. The new substances to the Candidate List possess the carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties. Following are the substances included in the Candidate List for authorization on 16 July 2019 and their SVHC properties. ...
  • 4 July 2019
    Clicks 13 Tags: Prop 65
    28 June,2019, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (para-Chlorobenzotrifluoride, PCBTF) to the list of Proposition 65. PCBFT is identified by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) that it causes cancer. The detail information of the p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (para-Chlorobenzotrifluoride, PCBTF) is as follows: Chemical CAS No. Endpoint Listing Mechanism* p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (para-Chlor ...
  • 28 June 2019
    Clicks 167 Tags: SVHC
    27 June 2019, The Member State Committee (MSC) unanimously agreed to identify 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propionic acid, its salts and its acyl halides (covering any of their individual isomers and combinations thereof) (denoted as HFPO-DA) as substances of very high concern (SVHCs). ECHA will include the newly identified SVHCs in the Candidate List by mid-July 2019. ...
  • 17 June 2019
    Clicks 190 Tags: plastic
    12 June 2019, the Official Journal of European Union released the directive (EC) 2019/904 to restrict the disposable plastics and products. It aims to prevent and reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, in particular the aquatic environment, and on human health, as well as to promote the transition to a circular economy with innovative and sustainable business models, products and materials, thus also contributing to the efficient functioning of the internal market. ...
  • 13 June 2019
    Clicks 233 Tags: REACH
    12 June 2019,the Official Journal of European Union released the Directive (EU) 2019/957, amending the Annex XVII to REACH regulation as regards (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl) silanetriol and TDFAs. This directive shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States, and it shall take effect on 1 July 2019. ...
  • 10 June 2019
    Clicks 203 Tags: toys
    Egypt's Organization for Standards and Quality is planning to update the migration limits restrictions for 19 substances of toy standards. The standard covers toys that may be placed in a children's mouth, including items for use close to or inside the mouth, such as cosmetics, writing implements classified as toys, and all toys for children under 6-years-old. If approved, this draft will replace the current standard, which has been used since 2013. The proposed legislation ...
  • 4 June 2019
    Clicks 192 Tags: REACH
    22 May 2019, ECHA proposed to add 18 substances to the authorization list of REACH annex XIV, which is currently under public consultation. The deadline for comment is July 17, 2019. The information of 18 substances to be included in the authorization list is as follows: ...
  • 3 June 2019
    Clicks 209 Tags: Textile
    23 May 2018, Minnesota Legislature released a bill for an act HF 359 to expand the state's existing flame retardant restrictions and impose limits on the use of firefighting foam containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). This bill will prohibit manufacturing or selling residential upholstered furniture and children's products which containing any organ halogen flame retardant above 1000 parts per million (ppm) in any product component. ...
  • 31 May 2019
    Clicks 214 Tags: Toys
    10 April 2019, the European Committee for Standardization published a new standard EN 71-3:2019 for measuring the migration of certain chemical elements in different types of toy materials. The new standard sets out a method for determining the migration level of chromium VI from scraped-off toy materials such as paint. It shall come into force on 31 October 2019, and the current standard EN 71-3-213 + A3:2018 will expire at the same time. ...
  • 28 May 2019
    Clicks 248 Tags: cosmetics
    23 May 2019, the Official Journal of European Union released the directive (EU) 2019/831, amending the Annex II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products. The directive shall enter into force on 11 June 2019. This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States. ...

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