12 Sep 2019

SVHC database obligations ‘risk industrial espionage’, says space trade group Locked

ASD-Eurospace urges member states to consider sector exemption

12 Sep 2019

Echa SVHC database ‘exceeds legal boundaries’ Locked

Potential costs foreseen for auto industry; waste group welcomes information

16 Aug 2019

California issues Prop 65 factsheets on auto parts, chloroprene Locked

North America, United States, US states
18 Jul 2019

Commission proposes ban on PVC articles containing lead Locked

17 Jul 2019

South Korea expands VOC controls and tightens limits in paint Locked

Maximum limits set and substances added to scope

Asia Pacific, South Korea
8 Jul 2019

Commission publishes recast POPs Regulation Locked

3 Jul 2019

California abandons plans to modify Prop 65 reprotox calculations Locked

Change in course follows protest from broad industry coalition

North America, United States, US states
24 Jun 2019

US EPA proposes partial bans on four PBTs Locked

TSCA ‘expedited’ risk management rules announced

North America, United States
20 Jun 2019

Unep-led programme to support island countries' chemicals management Locked

Project to provide $450m for 27 countries in Pacific, Indian Oceans and Caribbean

Asia Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean
10 Jun 2019

The Guardian defends chemicals project against industry criticism Locked

ACC accuses media outlet of 'promoting fear'

North America, United States
29 May 2019

California legislature continues to advance chemical bills Locked

Focus on cosmetic ingredient disclosure bill, ahead of Friday deadline

North America, United States, US states
9 May 2019

Argentina sets out reporting requirements for polychlorinated biphenyls Locked

Argentina, Latin America & Caribbean
9 May 2019

California adopts Prop 65 definition for soluble nickel compounds Locked

North America, United States, US states
18 Apr 2019

US EPA issues final Snur for asbestos Locked

Critics say loophole-closing TSCA rule is insufficient

North America, United States
14 Mar 2019

Companies reported to Swedish prosecutor for chemicals non-compliance Locked

Lead, phthalates, SCCPs detected in articles

Europe, Sweden
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
28 Feb 2019

EU flame retardants threshold still too high, say NGOs Locked

New limits a 'permission slip' to contaminate toys

21 Feb 2019

Council of Ministers and Parliament agree on EU POPs update Locked

Review clause inserted to assess decaBDE limit value impact

17 Jan 2019

Cross-sector companies launch blockchain project to track cobalt Locked

Results will determine whether technology can be used to trace other minerals

20 Dec 2018

Toys contain more ‘banned chemicals’ than other product types Locked

Findings from NGO analysis of 2018 EU Rapex notifications

11 Dec 2018

EU survey finds article suppliers lack information on SVHCs Locked

Less than half of 174 companies felt ‘well-informed’

10 Dec 2018

UK product database to address chemical safety issues Locked

UK will need infrastructure to exchange data, regardless of Brexit outcomes

Europe, UK
7 Dec 2018

EU fire safety plans prompt industry discussion on flame retardants Locked

Grenfell Tower incident has raised need for action

14 Nov 2018

Apple, Walmart, Target top US retailer chemical rankings Locked

Amazon, Walgreens and Rite Aid ‘most improved’

North America, United States
1 Nov 2018

Widespread presence of 'novel' plastic chemical in homes Locked

Researchers call for tox studies on TDTBPP

Canada, North America, United States
9 Aug 2018

Industry asks for time to review proposed cobalt metal classification Locked

Specific concentration limit could bring ‘large socio-economic impact’

31 Jul 2018

Working group evaluates Brazil RoHS draft Locked

Proposal to be fine tuned in August

Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean
12 Jul 2018

EU auto industry wants decaBDE proposal aligned with REACH Locked

Proposed limit value would have ‘detrimental effect' on recycling, says trade body

28 Jun 2018

'Tomorrow's technology will suffer' from siloxanes SVHC decision Locked

Trade group argues compounds essential for energy and carbon dioxide reduction

7 Jun 2018

Report prompts call for Samsung to disclose workplace chemical use Locked

Workers are not given information about hazardous substances

Asia Pacific, South Korea