7 January 2019
Clicks 793 Tags: REACH
12 December 2018, ECHA issued a notice to conduct public consultation on the amendment of annex XIV of REACH Regulation to the list of four phthalates authorized for their endocrine disrupting properties. The deadline for comments is 12 March 2019. These four phthalates have previously been identified as substances of very high concern (SVHCs) due to their reprotoxic and endocrine disrupting properties. ...
3 January 2019
Clicks 1068 Tags: REACH
17 December 2018, the Official Journal of European issue the directive (EU) 2018/2005, amended the annex XVII of RAECH regulation. This Directive shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States, and will enter into force on 7 January 2019. Entry 51 of Annex XVII to REACH Regulation is replaced by the following: ...
6 December 2018
Clicks 662 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 855 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 736 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 695 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 799 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 802 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 650 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 791 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. ...
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