Push to meet hand sanitiser demand prompts guidelines from US FDA Locked

Guidance comes as rule to ban 28 substances set to take effect

North America, United States

Covid-19: Mass shift to disinfectant production across the world Locked

Global chemical companies switch to sanitisers as regulations are eased


Expert Focus: How standards and benchmarks can help electrical and electronics businesses meet regulatory requirements Locked

IEC's Catherine Bischofberger looks at the tools used for substance and material reporting in helping product managers ensure their products are compliant


Covid-19: Deadline extensions, derogations and supply-chain news Locked

The latest news and developments this week

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America

Echa round-up Locked

The latest news and developments this week


Echa's Seac disagrees with Rac on proposed cobalt restriction Locked

Restriction is 'not the most appropriate EU-wide measure'


Echa's Rac linking workplace air and blood data for lead Locked

Commission's DG EMPL keen to use workplace air levels for exposure limit but 'the science is not fully supportive'


New York legislature agrees overhaul to children's product law Locked

‘Chapter agreement’ to amend Child Safe Products Act bound for governor

North America, United States, US states

Cefic attracts 165 companies to REACH dossier improvement plan Locked

Result 'encouraging' for first six months, but work continues


Israel makes lead and cadmium limits mandatory in FCMs Locked

Update also test methods

Africa & Middle East, Israel

EU Commission seeks views on 'borderline' professional uses of chemicals Locked

Call for member state input on possible limits under REACH restriction


US EPA round-up Locked

The latest news and developments this week

North America, United States

Covid-19 may hit firms' ability to complete priority chemicals registration in Taiwan Locked

EPA urges registrants to use helpdesk

Asia Pacific, Taiwan

Commission issues EU guidance on legislation for leave-on hand disinfectants Locked

Advice for companies looking to start production during Covid-19 outbreak


Mexico proposes overarching chemicals law with burden of proof on industry Locked

Policy sets out to combat 'unacceptable legacy' on chemicals management

Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico, North America

Israel extends exemption for lead content in bathroom taps Locked

Maximum limit of 0.25% will apply after March 2021

Africa & Middle East, Israel

Shortage of 'essential chemicals' expected as India battles Covid-19 Locked

Plants halt production amid national lockdown

Asia Pacific, India

EU member states consider REACH mixtures assessment factor Locked

'General support' at multi-stakeholder workshop hosted by Swedish and Dutch CAs

Europe, Netherlands, Sweden

TSCA fee exemptions bring ‘relief,’ but noncompliance risks remain Locked

Exempt companies on EPA’s preliminary lists must certify out by 27 May

North America, United States

ACC, Cefic urge more time, input on India’s proposed rules Locked

Organisations say more clarity is needed on timeframes and GHS

Asia Pacific, India

Mexico publishes limits for lead and cadmium in non-stick coatings Locked

Standard published on 11 March

Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico

Review urged for REACH CMR restrictions on contact lens solutions Locked

Medical devices trade bodies raise concerns over legislative conflict


Sweden ramps up activities to address PFASs Locked

EPA report outlines progress with non-toxic environment goals

Europe, Sweden

US EPA: Covid-19 enforcement policy ‘not a licence to pollute’ Locked

Little impact on TSCA obligations, lawyers say

North America, United States

Industry groups rally against California VOC fragrance proposal Locked

Joint letter calls for 2% exemption to be maintained

North America, United States, US states

Ecetoc identifies lack of information on applicability of risk tools to polymers Locked

Report reviewed availability of tools, test methods and computer models for their assessment


Feature: Have Echa’s changes to its dossier compliance checking regime been effective? Locked

Following Esso Raffinage’s successful challenge to the use of statements of non-compliance in 2018, the agency has made big changes to its procedures. Nick Hazlewood reports on progress to date


REACH dossier updates to be excluded from substance evaluation decision making Locked

Policy change kicks in from April


Sunscreen ingredient approvals get overhaul in US Covid-19 relief bill Locked

OTC drug reform provisions in stimulus bill to impact new and currently marketed ingredients

North America, United States

TSCA draft evaluation of asbestos identifies unreasonable risk Locked

US EPA to regulate chlor-alkali industry, sheet gaskets if findings upheld

North America, United States