10 January 2019
Clicks 32 Tags: Flame Retardant
28 December, 2018, the Massachusetts legislature passed the bill H 5024 to ban 11 flame retardants, effective from 1 January, 2019. The sale or manufacture of bedding, carpeting, children's products, residential upholstered furniture and window treatments containing more than 1,000 ppm of the following substances in any component part of the product to be banned.Bans on flame retardants similar to those in Massachusetts have taken effect in other states. ...
6 December 2018
Clicks 351 Tags: prop 65
23 November 2018, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is adding gentian violet and N-nitrosohexamethyleneimine to the list of Prop 65. At a public meeting on November 1, 2018, the Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) in its official capacity as the "state's qualified experts" (SQE)[2] determined that gentian violet and N-nitrosohexamethyleneimine were clearly shown by scientifically valid testing. ...
28 November 2018
Clicks 484 Tags: cosmetics
27 November, 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union released a directive (EU) 2018/1847 to amend the entry 7 of Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the cosmetics products. This directive shall come into force on 16 December, 2018. The instructions are as follows: From 17 June 2019 cosmetic products containing Biphenyl-2-ol and not complying with the conditions laid down in this Regulation shall not be placed on the Union market. ...
26 November 2018
Clicks 431 Tags: FCMs
31 October, 2018, The Danish environment ministry published a major study that identified nine new substances as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) based on "solid scientific evidence". The nine chemicals identified as EDCs are: 1. Prochloraz (CAS 67747-09-5) 2. triclocarban(CAS 101-20-2) 3. octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane(D4,CAS 556-67-2) 4. tris(methylphenyl) phosphate( CAS 1330-78-5) 5. salicylic acid(CAS 69-72-7) 6. fenitrothion(CAS 122-14-5) 7. ...
22 November 2018
Clicks 390 Tags: cosmetics
25 October 2018, the republic of Palau has issued a prohibition to ban making or importing products containing 10 harmful sunscreen ingredients. Starting 1 January 2020, no one will be permitted to bring, buy, sell, import or manufacture products containing these ingredients into the republic. Anybody entering Palau with the prohibited items will have them confiscated. ...
14 November 2018
Clicks 463 Tags: cosmetics
31 October, 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a notice G/TBT/N/ USA /1287/Add.1 to confirm the final rule banning the use of lead acetate as a color additive in hair dye. The final regulations shall take effect on December 3, 2018. FDA is amending the color additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of lead acetate in cosmetics intended for coloring hair on the scalp because new data available since lead acetate was permanently listed demon ...
7 November 2018
Clicks 394 Tags: Prop 65
26 October, 2018, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released a notice to add Nickel (soluble compounds) to the list of Prop 65, with immediate effect. 11 October 2018, the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) determined that soluble nickel compounds can cause reproductive toxicity based on the developmental and male reproductive endpoints.The California law requires manufacturers and retailers to warn workers and consumers exposed to chemicals on the list. ...
29 October 2018
Clicks 446 Tags: asbestos
23 October 2018, the Canada Gazette published final regulation SOR/2018-196, banning the manufacture, import, sale, or use of asbestos and asbestos products, and imposed new limitations on exports. This regulation shall take effect on 1 January, 2018. Following are the exclusions: 1.Asbestos may be reused in the restoration of asbestos mining sites or in road infrastructure, including mounds and noise barriers, if that asbestos was integrated into road infrastructure before the day on which these Regulations came into force. ...
8 October 2018
Clicks 411 Tags: cosmetics
9 June, 2018, the cosmetics committee of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations released a notice to add ten additions to the list of substances restricted for use in hair dyes. This restriction will come into force from 1 December, 2019, after which all of the non-compliant products should be withdrawn from the market. What’s more, the maximum limit of 1, 4-Dioxane in cosmetics products is 25 ppm. The guideline for limits for contaminants in cosmetics will be published on the Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website later. ...
20 July 2018
Clicks 578 Tags: cosmetics
12 July 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union issues a directive (EU) 2018/978, amending the Annex II and Annex III of the Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 on cosmetics products. This directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the OJ(i.e. 1 August 2018). From 1 May 2019 cosmetic products containing one or more of the substances prohibited by this Regulation and cosmetic products containing one or more of the substances restricted by this Regulation and not complying with the restrictions laid down in this Regulation shall not be placed on the Union market. ...
27 June 2018
Clicks 461 Tags: cosmetics
21 June 2018, the Official Journal of European Union released a directive 2018/885, amending the Annex VI of the regulation (EC) 1223/2009 on cosmetics products. This directive shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States and enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (i.e. 11 July 2018). Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 is amended as follows ...
26 June 2018
Clicks 578 Tags: packaging
30 May 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union(OJ) released the directive (EU) 2018/852, amending directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste. This directive, on one hand, aims to protect, preserve and improve the quality of the environment, protect human health, ensure prudent efficient and rational utilization of natural resources and enhance the use of renewable energy, to prevent any impact from packaging and packaging waste on the environment or to reduce such impact, thereby providing a high level of environmental protection.This Directive shall enter into force on 19 June 2018. ...
21 June 2018
Clicks 367 Tags: cosmetics
June 19, 2018, Canada releases a notice, adding pigment red 4 to the list of restricted substances and amending the entry of Methylisothiazolinone (MI). According to "potential health concerns" identified under the nation’s Chemicals Management Plan (CMP), Canada approves the proposal made last November. Pigment red 4 is added to its list of restricted substances, with a maximum concentration of 3% permitted. As a prohibited preservative, the maximum allowed concentration of Methylisothiazolinone (MI) in rinse-off cosmetic products is reduced to 0.0015% due to the risk of sensitization. ...
29 May 2018
Clicks 486 Tags: Prop 65
25 May 2018, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice. TRIM®VX is officially listed as a carcinogen under Prop 65 list. The listing of TRIM®VX is based on formal identification by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), an authoritative body, that the chemical causes cancer. As early as 26 January, 2018, OEHHA has issued a request for advice on listing the substance TRIM®VX under Prop 65.The California law requires manufacturers and retailers to warn workers and consumers exposed to chemicals on the list. ...
15 May 2018
Clicks 583 Tags: Plastic
14 May, 2018, Standardization Administration of China issues a new national mandatory standard for plastic runways GB 36246-2018 Sports areas with synthetic surfaces for primary and middle schools, which will come into force on 1 November, 2018. This new standard will replace the original GB/T 19851.11-2005 “Sports Equipment and Venues for Elementary and Middle School - Part 11: Sports Areas with Synthetic Surfaces”. ...
9 March 2018
Clicks 671 Tags: Phthalates
6 March, 2018, Norway updates its national list of priority chemicals, adding dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6), three alkylphenols and the phthalates DBP, BBP and DIBP to the list. ...
8 March 2018
Clicks 974 Tags: Cosmetics
29 January, 2018, ASEAN Cosmetics Committee releases the amendments of the ASEAN Cosmetics Directive and bans three fragrance ingredients for use in cosmetics. They are effective from 23 August 2019 for new cosmetic products and 23 August 2021 for those already available on the market. ...
1 March 2018
Clicks 421 Tags: hazardous substance
10 February 2018, Canada publishes a proposal to amend Domestic Substance List, adding ten cyanide compounds to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Any person may comment within 60 days after publication of this notice. ...
9 February 2018
Clicks 470 Tags: Prop 65
26 January 2018, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issues a notice, planning to list TRIM® VX as a carcinogen under Proposition 65. Public comment is from 26 January 2018 to 26 February 2018. ...
2 February 2018
Clicks 543 Tags: Thailand
11 January 2018, Thailand's Department of Industrial Works published the fourth edition of its List of Hazardous Substances in the Government Gazette, which came into effect on 12 January. There are 22 substances added and now in total 518 substances on the controlled substances section of the list. ...
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