25 March 2019
Clicks 630 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 ...
21 March 2019
Clicks 575 Tags: POPs
20 March, 2019, the Official Journal of the European Union released the directive (EU) 2019/448, proposing to list the methoxychlor (CAS No: 72-43-5, EC No 200-779-9) in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption. The Commission, on behalf of the Union, shall communicate the proposal to the Secretariat of the Convention with all the information required under Annex D to the Convention. ...
15 March 2019
Clicks 1309 Tags: SVHC
13 March 2019, the European Chemicals Agency, has published proposals for three chemicals to be identified as SVHC and launched a public comment, which will end at 29 April, 2019. If a substance is identified as an SVHC, it will be added to the Candidate List for eventual inclusion in the Authorisation List. The information of the three substances is as follows: ...
7 March 2019
Clicks 1180 Tags: AAFA
26 February 2018, the American Apparel & Footwear Association released the 20th edition of the Restricted Substance List (RSL), the industry’s chemical management resource listing banned or restricted chemicals and substances for finished apparel, footwear, and home textile products around the world. ...
18 February 2019
Clicks 898 Tags: FCM
11 January 2019, the Official Journal of European Union issues the Directive (EU) 2019/37, amending and correcting the Annex I and Annex III of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Plastic materials and articles complying with Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 as applicable before the entry into force of this Directive may be placed on the market until 31 January 2020 and may remain on the market until exhaustion of stocks. This Regulation shall enter into force on 31 January 2019. ...
8 February 2019
Clicks 1199 Tags: RoHS
5 February 2019, the Official Journal of European Union released the directive (EU) 2019/169 ~ (EU) 2019/178 to amend the exemption for lead content in the Annex III of EU RoHS Regulation. This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. ...
1 February 2019
Clicks 2986 Tags: SVHC
16 January 2019, ECHA added 6 new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The authorization now contains 197 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 15 January 2019 and their SVHC properties. ...
17 January 2019
Clicks 737 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. ...
10 January 2019
Clicks 1057 Tags: SVHC
18 December 2018, the Official Journal of European released the directive (EU) 2018/2013, identified 1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenylmethylene) bicycle [2.2.1] heptan-2-one (3-benzylidene camphor) as a substance of very high concern according to Article 57(f) of REACH Regulation. 3-benzylidene camphor has endocrine interference properties and may cause serious impact on the environment. It will be added to the candidate list of SVHC later. ...
7 January 2019
Clicks 1903 Tags: Textile
On 2 January 2019, the OEKO-TEX® Association has, as usual, updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The following new regulations will come into force on 01 April 2019 for all certifications, following a three-month transition period. In 2019, OEKO-TEX® already complies with the new "REACH Annex XVII CMR Legislation". The substance benzene and four amine salts have been included in the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® and limit values have been defined. ...
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