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

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

Latin American industry to hold symposium on safe design of cosmetics Locked

Argentina, Latin America & Caribbean, Mercosur

UN should consider how chemicals affect genders differently, say NGOs Locked

Post-2020 Saicm negotiations discuss exposure differences for men and women

Africa & Middle East, Global, Multinational bodies

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

Canada proposes VOC regulations for certain products Locked

Government looks to align with California requirements

Canada, North America

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

Fitness check finds flaws in EU-wide chemical data assessment Locked

Delayed non-REACH Review report highlights disparate member state implementation

Europe

NGOs press TSCA advisory group to assess PV29 data adequacy Locked

Controversy continues ahead of 18 June SACC meeting

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

Washington state priority products legislation clears Senate Locked

Programme could see restrictions, prohibitions of chemicals of concern

North America, United States, US states

New York governor announces proposal to expand ingredient disclosure Locked

Andrew Cuomo floats 'Consumer Right to Know Act'

North America, United States

Unilever discloses fragrance ingredients in Europe, US Locked

Plans to expand to 'other countries'

Europe, Global, North America, United States

NGOs rally against industry's call to scrap Echa SVHC database Locked

Industry must become 'champions of transparency' and reinforce trust, they say

Europe

Funding negotiations could delay Echa’s SVHC database Locked

Information requirements still to be defined

Europe

Walgreens adopts chemicals policy Locked

Restricted substances to be phased out by 2021

North America, United States

Industry groups tell Echa: reconsider SVHCs database Locked

Circular economy goals better met by investing in recycling technology

Europe

California agency ramps up regulatory efforts under SCP programme Locked

Proposal taking shape to address paint strippers containing NMP

North America, United States

Colombia weighs animal testing ban for cleaning products, cosmetics Locked

Absorbents included in proposed legislation

Colombia, Latin America & Caribbean

Target will require suppliers to reveal chemical data Locked

US retailer unable to screen ingredients for 62% of products

North America, United States

Australian study recommends fragrance-free policies for shared indoor spaces Locked

Chemical sensitivities an issue for many

Asia Pacific, Australia

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

PlasticsEurope was not consulted over packaging project

Europe

Italy to ban microplastics used in rinse-off cosmetics products Locked

Draft Regulation also covers ear cleaning sticks

Europe, Italy

Cosmetics giant L'Oréal commits to disclosing fragrance ingredients Locked

US NGO accuses company of ‘lagging behind the curve’

Europe, France, North America, United States

European researchers create database for chemicals in plastic packaging Locked

CBI 'hampering protection' of health and the environment

Europe, North America, United States

Virginia becomes fourth US state requiring alternative test methods Locked

State laws affect cosmetics, household products

North America, United States

Maryland considers NMP, methylene chloride ban Locked

North America, United States

South Korean biocides law set for 20 March adoption Locked

Updated K-REACH to get final go ahead at the same time

Asia Pacific, South Korea

Indoor air pollution: UK doctors to research impact on children's health Locked

World’s first comprehensive study of its kind, researchers say

Europe, UK