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

EU publishes draft law to implement PFOA ban Locked

Public consultation runs until 5 December


TSCA review identifies risk to workers, consumers from NMP exposures Locked

No risk finding floated for environment and non-users in draft evaluation

North America, United 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

DuPont to phase out long-chain PFASs by end of the year Locked

Company will also ban purchase and use of PFAS firefighting foams by 2021

Global, North America, United States

Germany’s VCI publishes guidance on safe nanomaterials waste management Locked

Europe, Germany

California issues Prop 65 factsheets on auto parts, chloroprene Locked

North America, United States, US states

FluoroCouncil wants policy discussion on SVHC equivalency Locked

Member State Committee’s GenX decision triggers industry concern


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

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

NGOs criticise EU for requiring exemption from global PFOA ban Locked


BoA Decision expected to have major impact on EU data sharing Locked

Non-discrimination at heart of the ruling


Skin contact main exposure route for flame retardants in furniture, study suggests Locked

Little release from polymer-integrated retardants

North America, United States

Singapore plans to regulate 11 chemicals as hazardous substances Locked

Licensing and permits expected by 2020

Asia Pacific, Singapore

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

Norway finds microplastics at bottom of North Sea Locked

Europe, Norway

EU survey finds article suppliers lack information on SVHCs Locked

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


US NGO adds 12 companies to retailer ranking campaign Locked

McDonalds, Starbucks among those included

North America, United States

Egypt adopts REACH restrictions to cover leather production Locked

Africa & Middle East, Egypt

US environmental groups lobby Congress for ban on new PFASs Locked

Organisations push for phase-downs on full class of substances

North America, United States

Anses calls for CMR restriction in feminine hygiene products Locked

French agency says current regulation is ‘insufficient’


EU project assesses 'critical' PFAS use in textiles Locked

MIDWOR-Life finds only fluorinated compounds provide oil repellency


European trade group says plastics database could ‘scare consumers’ Locked

PlasticsEurope was not consulted over packaging project


Echa recommends restriction on flame retardants in polyurethane foams Locked

Exposure to TCEP, TCPP and TDCP poses carcinogenicity risk to infants

Europe, North America, United States

Amazon's e-commerce model a 'hurdle' for chemicals policy compliance Locked

Company plans to make announcement this year

Global, North America, United States

Industry representatives start talks on cross-sector material declarations Locked

It will help track and share information on SVHCs, say delegates

Europe, Global