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 ...
9 November 2018
Clicks 492 Tags: BPA
5 September, 2018, The European Committee (CEN) published a second amendment to the safety standard for soothers for babies and young children. The new standard EN 1400:2013+A2:2018 Child use and care articles - Soothers for babies and young children - Safety requirements and test methods is applicable to products that resemble or function as a soother. This European Standard specifies safety requirements relating to the materials, construction, performance, packaging and product information for soothers. ...
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. ...
19 October 2018
Clicks 592 Tags: REACH
10 October, 2018, the Official Journal of European Union released the directive (EU) 2018/1513, amending the Annex XVII of REACH Regulation related to restricted substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR), category 1A or 1B in textiles, added a new entry 72. This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 November 2018, binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States. Entry 72 — restricted substances and maximum concentration limits by weight in homogeneous materials ...
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 September 2018
Clicks 761 Tags: FCMs
4 September, 2018, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) notified WTO a plan to ban bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7), dibutyl phthalate (DBP, CAS 84-74-2), and benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP, CAS 85-68-7) in food contact materials (FCMs) intended for infants and young children. This ban, which aims to protect the environment and human health from animal/plant pest or disease, protect food safety and applies to infant and children products, including food utensils, containers and packages. The ban will come into effect in January 2020 and is currently open for public comment until 3 November, 2018. ...
11 September 2018
Clicks 616 Tags: REACH
5 September 2018, ECHA proposed the Commission to include 18 substances in the Authorization List (Annex XIV to REACH). Comments can be given until 5 December 2018. The 18 substances to be included in the authorization list are as follows: 4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA),2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (DOTE),Dioxobis(stearato)trilead,Fatty acids, C16-18, lead salts,Trilead dioxide phosphonate,etc. ...
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