12 Mar 2019

Washington state priority products legislation clears Senate Locked

Programme could see restrictions, prohibitions of chemicals of concern

North America, United States, US states
7 Mar 2019

EU ministers push Commission to speed up EDC strategy Locked

Toys, cosmetics and food contact materials need to be tackled

Denmark, Europe, France, Netherlands
26 Feb 2019

Brazil releases draft regulation on FCM additives Locked

Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean
21 Feb 2019

NGOs question industry petition to amend FDA ortho-phthalates regulations Locked

Disagreement continues on safety of four substances

North America, United States
19 Feb 2019

Norway finds microplastics at bottom of North Sea Locked

Europe, Norway
19 Feb 2019

Formaldehyde risk prompts Danish mug recall Locked

Contamination found in Poland, no other recalls across Europe

Europe
13 Feb 2019

Canada clears benzoates, DIDA in final assessments Locked

Government eyes Snac for new DIDA uses

Canada, North America
20 Dec 2018

Efsa panel lowers tolerable intakes for PFOS and PFOA Locked

Exposure assessment is 'highly uncertain'

Europe
19 Dec 2018

FluoroCouncil tells Washington state to consult PFAS packagers on ban Locked

Draft plan 'does not go far enough in seeking appropriate stakeholder input'

North America, United States
14 Nov 2018

Apple, Walmart, Target top US retailer chemical rankings Locked

Amazon, Walgreens and Rite Aid ‘most improved’

North America, United States
25 Oct 2018

Photoinitiators to form trade group to handle REACH, FCM issues

Half a dozen companies have expressed interest in the plans

Europe
1 Oct 2018

Latin American trade bloc revises regulation on plastics for FCMs Locked

Latin America & Caribbean
18 Sep 2018

US NGO adds 12 companies to retailer ranking campaign Locked

McDonalds, Starbucks among those included

North America, United States
13 Sep 2018

Human study suggests BPA could trigger insulin resistance

Test levels at US 'safe' dose

North America, United States
11 Sep 2018

US environmental groups lobby Congress for ban on new PFASs

Organisations push for phase-downs on full class of substances

North America, United States
30 Jul 2018

Industry groups defend FCMs following US paediatrics report Locked

NGOs urge state, voluntary action on chemicals of concern

North America, United States
23 Jul 2018

American pediatrics group presses for FCM reforms Locked

AAP highlights BPA, phthalates, PFCs among 'additives of most concern'

North America, United States
10 Jul 2018

NGOs call for FCM scope in REACH phthalates restriction Locked

Member states slated to vote on proposal this week

Europe
28 Jun 2018

Brazil set to enforce FCM regulations on cellulosic materials Locked

Rules adopted from ones drawn up by Mercosur

Argentina, Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean, Uruguay
21 Jun 2018

Walmart considers blockchain technology for tracing chemicals

Potential to create ‘a new era of transparency’

North America, United States
7 Jun 2018

Dollar General CEO to meet with chemical campaigners Locked

‘Step in the right direction’ for discount retailer

North America, United States
31 May 2018

BPA linked to heart function changes in young

US study used cells from newborn rats

North America, United States
30 May 2018

EU plastics pollution proposal ‘fails to address’ hazardous substances

EEB says chemicals can ‘easily leak’ into the environment

Europe
19 Apr 2018

EU proposes new approach for food-related risk assessment

Companies would notify Efsa of all studies for authorisation

Europe
18 Apr 2018

Dutch study finds titanium dioxide in human liver Locked

Exposure most likely oral, via food and toothpaste

Europe, Netherlands
5 Apr 2018

Senator to introduce bill in US removing phthalates from FCMs Locked

'It’s nearly impossible for families to avoid some level of exposure'

North America, United States
5 Apr 2018

'Significant' food packaging guide goes beyond regulatory minimums Locked

Document reflects concerns of brand owners, consumers

North America, United States
29 Mar 2018

NGO urges EU phase-out of hazardous chemical groups

Report highlights BPA substitution with ‘potentially harmful’ BPS

Europe
29 Mar 2018

US NGOs pressurise discount retailers over PFAS in popcorn bags Locked

North America, United States
27 Mar 2018

China approves four food contact substances Locked

Asia Pacific, China