Phthalate exposure from menstrual products may be higher than thought, study suggests Locked

New York team tests wide range of items

North America, United States

Report of non-compliant chemicals in EU shows 90% come from non-EEA states Locked

Analysis of 2019 Rapex notifications prompts call for better enforcement

Europe

EU cosmetics experts will reconsider titanium dioxide safety Locked

Cosmetics Europe dossier response to carcinogenicity classification

Europe

NGO Platform: New York readies itself for full disclosure of ingredients in menstrual products Locked

Jamie McConnell of Women’s Voices for the Earth outlines the health concerns behind the first such state-level bill in the US

North America, United States, US states

Selfridges to remove plastic cosmetic glitter by 2021 Locked

Ban applies globally

Europe, Global

EU Commission requests Opinions on safety of resorcinol and propylparaben Locked

Potential EDC properties to be considered

Europe

Draft Canadian assessment finds no risk for heptamethylnonane Locked

Cosmetic ingredient mainly used in self-care products

Canada, North America

Revlon launches first ‘EWG-verified’ cosmetic product globally Locked

Global

Major talc product producers hit with Prop 65 lawsuit Locked

Multinationals accused of failing to warn for arsenic, chromium, lead exposure

North America, United States, US states

EU restriction on D4 and D5 in rinse-off cosmetics enters into force Locked

Europe

California proposes naming nail products with MMA a priority product Locked

Safer Consumer Products programme grows list of alternatives analysis targets

North America, United States, US states

US FDA stands by asbestos talc results following J&J error claims Locked

Agency says positive tests warranted action to protect consumers

North America, United States

California considers menstrual products disclosure bill Locked

North America, United States, US states

Panama outlines plan to manage POPs in consumer products Locked

Country considering new e-waste regulations

Latin America & Caribbean, Panama

Denmark reboots ban on microplastics in rinse-off cosmetics Locked

Denmark, Europe

NGOs to petition US FDA again over formaldehyde hair straighteners Locked

North America, United States

Global Outlook 2020: How will the Brexit endgame shape up? Locked

As the UK heads towards an 11-month transition period following its departure from the EU, Chemical Watch Europe editor Luke Buxton outlines the possible outcomes for chemical suppliers and other stakeholders

Europe, UK

FDA study finds sunscreen compounds enter blood after one use Locked

Tests considered six active ingredients in follow-up to work last year

North America, United States

California VOC limits would be ‘challenging’ to meet Locked

HCPA providing input to CARB on feasibility of proposed reductions

North America, United States, US states

NGO study finds asbestos in children’s makeup kit Locked

North America, United States

EU science committee consults on safety of hair dye ingredient Locked

Europe

PFASs, talc included on Canadian advocacy group’s ‘toxic ten’ list Locked

But trade association says list ignores actual exposure of chemicals

Canada, North America

US study suggests no significant link between talc and ovarian cancer Locked

Small increase in cancer risk not ruled out

North America, United States

Canada proposes changes to Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist Locked

Canada, North America

New Mexico sues talc product manufacturers over asbestos allegations Locked

North America, United States, US states

Mercosur consulting on cosmetics labelling update Locked

Changes would align the bloc with EU and US standards

Argentina, Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean, Mercosur, Paraguay, Uruguay

First OECD ‘defined approaches’ could be approved in 2020 Locked

Expert group finalising protocols for combining in vitro data for skin sensitisation

Global

China’s State Council passes overarching cosmetics regulation Locked

Final legislation expected to be published this month

Asia Pacific, China

EU scientific committee consults on safety of cosmetic ingredient Locked

Europe

FDA to host meeting on testing for asbestos in talc products Locked

North America, United States