27 October 2020
Clicks 108 Tags: VOC
In 2018, in order to speed up the improvement of environmental air quality, State Council proposed the "three-year action plan to fight air pollution". On May 15th, 2020, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued the "2020 Volatile Organic Compounds Governance Plan (Draft for Comments)", which clearly stated that from July 1st, 2020, the production, sales and use of ship coatings and floor coatings should meet the newly promulgated and implemented national product harmf ...
9 July 2020
Clicks 416 Tags: POP
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA related compounds has been listed in Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021. New concentrations limits on these substances have applied since 4 Jul. 2020. The following entry has been added into Annex I: Substance CAS No. EC No. Specific exemption on intermediate use or other specification Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds “Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds ...
14 October 2019
Clicks 496 Tags: flame retardant
16 September 2019, Massachusetts passed the bill S 2338 that would ban the use of flame retardants in consumer products, including children's products, upholstered furniture, carpets, bedding and window treatments.Products manufactured before 31 August 2020 are not covered. Products containing banned chemicals will be exempted due to material recycling, the sale of previously owned products and the electronics and electronic components of the products. ...
26 September 2019
Clicks 660 Tags: PFAS
2 September, 2019, the Danish ministry of environment and food announced that the Danish government will ban the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in paper and cardboard used in food contact materials by July 2020. The proposal, first published in February, has been submitted to external consultations and is expected to come into force in July 2020. ...
20 September 2019
Clicks 602 Tags: PAHs
18 September 2019,The ECHA European commission has issued a notice to restrict eight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in granules and mulches used in synthetic turf pitches and playgrounds. The Commission will consider whether the conditions for the restriction are met, prepare a draft restriction measure to amend the list of restricted substances in REACH Regulation (Annex XVII) and submit it to Member States in the REACH Committee. ...
16 September 2019
Clicks 530 Tags: DSL
On 16 August 2019, the Canadian gazette issued directive 2019-87-11-01 to amend the list of DSL domestic substances: SOR/2019-302。18 new substances are added to Canadian domestic substance list.This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered. ...
26 August 2019
Clicks 309 Tags: cosmetics
The European Commission has requested an Opinion from its Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) on three zinc oxide coatings for use as UV filters in dermally applied cosmetics. SCCS is to deliver the Opinion before March 2020. The three substances are as follows: methicone with a maximum concentration of 3%. methicone with a maximum concentration of 3% when applied in combination with 8% silica. ...
21 August 2019
Clicks 355 Tags: DSL
7 August 2019,Canada Gazette released a notice SOR / 2019-275 to add 9 substances to Domestic Substance List, which is the country’s inventory of chemicals manufactured in or imported into the country. It means that they are no longer subject to substance notification and assessment requirements for new chemicals. The following five substances are added to part 1 of the DSL: 9051-95-0 N-P 50327-77-0 N-P 91052-16-3 N 2040915-18-0 N-P 2155840-39-2 N-P And the following fou ...
12 July 2019
Clicks 608 Tags: POP
25 June 2019, the Official Journal released a Directive (EU) 2019/1021, amended the regulation on persistent organic pollutions (POPs). The revised new regulations shall come into force on 15 July 2019, and the previous POPs regulations (EU) 850/2004 to repeal. The new regulations tighten the control of flame retardants, and the total concentration limit of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDEs) in the waste management substance list was revised to 1000mg/kg ...
4 July 2019
Clicks 351 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 ...
17 June 2019
Clicks 501 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. ...
28 May 2019
Clicks 969 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. ...
14 May 2019
Clicks 511 Tags: cosmetics
3 May 2019, Health Canada launched a public consultation on proposed updates to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist: Prohibited and Restricted Ingredients. The deadline for comments is 1 July 2019. Please provide comments no later than the deadline. The updates are as follows: 1. Dihydrocoumarin is naturally occurring in some plant derivatives at low levels. Data indicates that the ingredient may cause sensitization at higher concentrations but can be used at low levels without ...
8 May 2019
Clicks 735 Tags: cosmetics
7 May 2019, the Official Journal of European Union released the directive (EU) 2019/698, to amend the Annex III and Annex V to Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 on cosmetics products. This regulation shall enter into force on 26 May 2019. This regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States. The directive (EU) 2019/698 is amended as follows: From 27 November 2019 cosmetic products containing 1-(4-Chlorophenoxy)-1-(imidazol-1-yl)-3,3-dimethylbu ...
3 May 2019
Clicks 733 Tags: cosmetics
2 May 2019, the Official Journal of European Union released the directive (EU) 2019/680 and 2019/681, to amend the Annex II and Annex VI to Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 on cosmetics products. This regulation shall enter into force on 21 May 2019. This regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States. The directive (EU) 2019/680 and 2019/681 are amended as follows ...
29 April 2019
Clicks 487 Tags: POPs
24 April, 2019, the Official Journal of European Union released a directive (EU) 2019/636 to amend the Annex IV and Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of POPs. This directive shall come into force on 13 May 2019. The amendment shall apply from 31 October 2019. ...
24 April 2019
Clicks 500 Tags: chemical
19 April, 2019, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 11 Significant New Use Rules on certain chemical substances. The deadline for notification and evaluation is May 20, 2019. EPA is now proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) for 11 chemical substances subject to pre-production notification (PMN) under the toxic substances management act (TSCA). This measure requires that persons who produce (as required by law, including imports) or process these 11 c ...
17 April 2019
Clicks 480 Tags: CLH
15 April, 2019, European Chemicals Agency issues a public consultation on the proposed unified classification and labelling of two substances. The CLH public consultation lasts for 60 days. The proposals and comments submission forms are also available on the ECHA website. The public shall submit the comment to the ECHA before the deadline of June 14, 2019. ...
27 March 2019
Clicks 683 Tags: CMR
19 March 2019, 19 Member States are to evaluate 100 substances over the next three years. For the 31 substances specified for 2019, the evaluating authorities have 12 months from today to carry out their evaluations. The main purpose of the evaluation is to clarify whether further information is needed to conclude whether a substance poses a risk to humans or the environment. If necessary, the registrant will be required to provide this information. ...
25 March 2019
Clicks 748 Tags: Prop 65
On March 21, 2019, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has established Proposition 65 maximum allowable dose levels (MADLs) for oral and inhalation exposures to n-hexane. The regulation will take effect from July 1, 2019. The MADLs for n-hexane have been set at: 28000 micrograms per day for oral exposure 20000 micrograms per day for inhalation exposure An MADL represents a safe harbour exposure limit below which a company is not required t ...
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