Expert Focus: What obligations do goods importers have under the EPA’s risk evaluation fees rule? Locked

Lawrence E Culleen, partner at law firm Arnold & Porter, outlines the implications and next steps for importers of formulated products and articles containing any of 20 substances the US EPA has designated as high-priority

North America, United States

South Korean companies object to hazard classifications in products guide Locked

But NGOs call for ‘full disclosure’ of information

Asia Pacific, South Korea

New York resumes work on cleaning product ingredient disclosure scheme Locked

State to begin formal rulemaking after court struck down past guidance

North America, United States, US states

Suppliers ‘cooperative’ in US state ingredient disclosure, say P&G, RB Locked

But confidentiality remains a compliance challenge

North America, United States, US 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

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

Brazil expands annual reporting obligations on pollution Locked

Scope includes paints, cleaning and cosmetics sectors

Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

North American fragrance industry launches informational website Locked

North America

New York governor signs 1,4-dioxane bill into law Locked

State to ban all but trace amounts in cosmetics, personal care and cleaning products

North America, United States, US states

Dollar General to phase out eight chemicals of concern by 2023 Locked

Budget retailer’s chemical policy urges enhanced ingredient disclosure

North America, United States

Clorox falls short on chemical safety policies and transparency, non-profit finds Locked

But company says product safety is ‘top priority’

Global, North America, United States

Expert Focus: California and New York – knowing what’s in your cleaning products Locked

North America, United States

Work continues on California consumer products VOC regulations update Locked

North America, United States, US states

Exposure to EDC mixtures during early pregnancy may affect IQ in boys Locked

Bisphenol F identified as 'primary chemical of concern'

Canada, Europe, North America, Sweden, United States

South Korea MoE to publish hazard guide next month Locked

To accompany voluntary product safety scheme

Asia Pacific, South Korea

Clorox pledges to reduce chemical footprint, animal testing Locked

Consumer products giant incorporates ESG goals into broader business strategy

North America, United States

No effect in half of laundry pod ingestion cases, review finds Locked

And clinical features are 'minor' in 90% of cases involving them

Europe, UK

Unprecedented interest in Echa's proposed microplastics restriction Locked

Consultation received close to 500 comments from wide range of industries


Indian NGO calls for ban on nonylphenol in detergents Locked

Toxics Link calls for roadmap on suspected endocrine disruptor

Asia Pacific, India

EPA announces 2019 Safer Choice partners of the year Locked

North America, United States

Expert Focus: US states in tug-of-war with EPA over 1,4-dioxane action Locked

North America, United States

Major US retailer Ahold Delhaize announces chemicals policy Locked

Nation’s fourth-largest grocer targets PFASs, phthalates, BPA

North America, United States

US cleaning industry champions ingredient transparency in sustainability report Locked

North America, United States

Industry groups push back against California 1,4-dioxane proposal Locked

DTSC mulls 1ppm threshold for action under SCP programme

North America, United States, US states

Consumer chemical companies join South Korean voluntary product safety scheme Locked

Includes ingredients disclosure and introducing hazard assessment methods

Asia Pacific, South Korea

New York judge invalidates cleaning products ingredient disclosure scheme Locked

HCPA, ACI prevail in legal challenge to state transparency policy

North America, US states

Colorado VOC limits to take effect in May 2020 Locked

North America, United States, US states

Industry: New York 1,4-dioxane bill would cost billions Locked

Groups lean on governor to adopt 10ppm limit for consumer products

North America, United States, US states

Cleaning products groups push for expanded 1,4-dioxane TSCA risk evaluation Locked

ACI, GMA seek federal preemption of state-level policies

North America, United States, US states

California extends 1,4-dioxane SCP consultation Locked

North America, United States, US states