Use of PFASs 'widespread' in UK food packaging, report finds Locked

'Significant levels' in samples from major supermarkets, food outlets

Europe, UK

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

PFASs, talc included on Canadian advocacy group’s ‘toxic ten’ list Locked

But trade association says list ignores actual exposure of chemicals

Canada, North America

Growing trend of flame retardant-free children’s car seats, non-profit finds Locked

Nafra counters that not all flame retardants are the same

North America, United States

Swedish agency to investigate effects of tax on chemicals in electronics Locked

Government raises duty

Europe, Sweden

German assessment body recommends no restriction for EU-RoHS substances Locked

Substances include beryllium and indium phosphide


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

Chipotle defends biodegradable packaging amid PFAS findings Locked

Tests show bowls treated with ‘forever chemicals’

North America, United States

Textiles sector must be more transparent about chemical use, NGO says Locked

'None of the major brands are true leaders in the field'

North America, United States

Denmark finds boron, harmful phthalates in toys Locked

Denmark, Europe

Testing underway for EU app to track SVHCs in articles Locked

Europe, Sweden

California SCP programme sees first manufacturers commit to alternatives analysis Locked

Five methylene chloride paint remover companies to undergo process; six others pull products

North America, United States, US states

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

Maine votes to act on PFASs, phthalates in food packaging Locked

Bill would also give state disclosure, phase-out authority over other 'priority chemicals'

North America, United States, US 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

Expert Focus: Will the Claire’s recall push the US to improve cosmetics regulation? Locked

North America, United States

Avon backs global ban on cosmetics animal testing Locked

Company's support adds 'significant boost' to NGO campaign

Global, Latin America & Caribbean

Apple develops chemicals of concern prioritising framework Locked

Protocol 'adapts and extends' established methodology

Global, Multinational bodies

Lumber Liquidators fined $33m for formaldehyde misinformation Locked

US flooring firm reaches agreement for ‘misleading investors’

North America, United States

Congress revisits legislation to overhaul US cosmetics rules Locked

Bill looks to increase FDA's authority over personal care products

North America, United States

Washington state priority products legislation clears Senate Locked

Programme could see restrictions, prohibitions of chemicals of concern

North America, United States, US states

Outdoor apparel brand Gore delays PFCs phase-out goal Locked

Commercialising alternatives will take longer than expected

North America, United States

Nordic inspections find phthalate, SCCPs in give-away items Locked

Hazardous chemicals detected in electronic products and toys

Denmark, Europe, Norway, Sweden

Cross-sector alliance sets out chemical reporting objectives Locked

‘Mission statement’ sets long-term goal of full material declaration

Global, Multinational bodies

Unilever discloses fragrance ingredients in Europe, US Locked

Plans to expand to 'other countries'

Europe, Global, North America, United States

NGO, researchers call for US action on substances of concern in carpets Locked

'At least one toxic chemical' found in 12 tested samples

North America, United States

US Senator urges FDA to investigate J&J asbestos allegations Locked

Reuters says company has known about talc products for decades

North America, United States

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

Findings from NGO analysis of 2018 EU Rapex notifications


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

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


Funding negotiations could delay Echa’s SVHC database Locked

Information requirements still to be defined