Washington state tentatively names first priority products Locked

Safer Products for Washington zeroes in on targets for possible regulatory action

North America, United States, US states

Washington state committee floats priority products for flame retardants Locked

Electronic casings; mattress toppers; carpet padding; and gymnastics foam included

North America, United States, US states

TSCA methylene chloride review finds unreasonable risk for dozens of uses Locked

EPA draft risk evaluation flags concern for most occupational and consumer applications

North America, United States

Swedish project reveals widespread non-compliance with REACH Article 33 Locked

Separate Nordic investigation finds boron in slime toys

Europe, Sweden

Technical format for SVHC database expected by end of month Locked

Launch of IT user group


UN committee recommends trade restrictions on decaBDE Locked

Industrial chemical could be subject to 'prior informed consent' procedure

Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, Global, Japan, Multinational bodies, North America, Norway

Washington state floats potential priority product candidates Locked

Building materials, thermal paper, electronics and fragrances eyed under state’s new programme

North America, United States, US states

Echa SVHC database is ‘tip of the iceberg’ Locked

Obligations to report information on chemicals 'picking up speed'


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

ASD-Eurospace urges member states to consider sector exemption


Echa SVHC database ‘exceeds legal boundaries’ Locked

Potential costs foreseen for auto industry; waste group welcomes information


California issues Prop 65 factsheets on auto parts, chloroprene Locked

North America, United States, US states

Commission proposes ban on PVC articles containing lead Locked


South Korea expands VOC controls and tightens limits in paint Locked

Maximum limits set and substances added to scope

Asia Pacific, South Korea

Commission publishes recast POPs Regulation Locked


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

US EPA proposes partial bans on four PBTs Locked

TSCA ‘expedited’ risk management rules announced

North America, United States

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

The Guardian defends chemicals project against industry criticism Locked

ACC accuses media outlet of 'promoting fear'

North America, United States

California legislature continues to advance chemical bills Locked

Focus on cosmetic ingredient disclosure bill, ahead of Friday deadline

North America, United States, US states

Argentina sets out reporting requirements for polychlorinated biphenyls Locked

Argentina, Latin America & Caribbean

California adopts Prop 65 definition for soluble nickel compounds Locked

North America, United States, US states

US EPA issues final Snur for asbestos Locked

Critics say loophole-closing TSCA rule is insufficient

North America, United States

Companies reported to Swedish prosecutor for chemicals non-compliance Locked

Lead, phthalates, SCCPs detected in articles

Europe, Sweden

Washington state priority products legislation clears Senate Locked

Programme could see restrictions, prohibitions of chemicals of concern

North America, United States, US states

EU flame retardants threshold still too high, say NGOs Locked

New limits a 'permission slip' to contaminate toys


Council of Ministers and Parliament agree on EU POPs update Locked

Review clause inserted to assess decaBDE limit value impact


Cross-sector companies launch blockchain project to track cobalt Locked

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


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

Findings from NGO analysis of 2018 EU Rapex notifications


EU survey finds article suppliers lack information on SVHCs Locked

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


UK product database to address chemical safety issues Locked

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

Europe, UK