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

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

Europe, UK

EU Commission may delay FCM report by nearly two years Locked

Delay caused by decision to run parallel impact assessment


Echa round-up Locked

The latest news and developments this week


Swedish chemicals agency proposes 2030 strategic targets Locked

Fully non-toxic circular economy among three main goals

Europe, Sweden

Studies of microplastics in soils cannot be compared, review suggests Locked

Lack of standard analytical methods

Europe, Germany

World's biggest chemicals problems 'have not changed' in five years, Ipen says Locked

Global meeting mulls priorities for 2030

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, Latin America & Caribbean, Multinational bodies

Turkey begins UN project to clean up persistent organic pollutants Locked

European Union will fund

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Turkey

Report of non-compliant chemicals in EU shows 90% come from non-EEA states Locked

Analysis of 2019 Rapex notifications prompts call for better enforcement


'Almost all' alternatives to BPA show endocrine disrupting effects, UBA finds Locked

German Environment Agency flags just one 'promising' substitute

Europe, Germany

EU cosmetics experts will reconsider titanium dioxide safety Locked

Cosmetics Europe dossier response to carcinogenicity classification


Auto electronics reporting measure to be removed in July Locked

Some companies already transitioning away from REC 019 datasheets

Europe, Global

MEPs shoot down Commission proposal to allow lead in recycled PVC Locked

Move contradicts outcome of ‘rigorous’ scientific evaluation, VinylPlus says


Exposome expert calls for ‘fit-for-purpose’ instruments Locked

Former Iarc boss lists ‘common tactics’ to ‘undermine’ scientific evaluation


Georgia issues regulation on toy safety Locked

Limits set on substances of concern

Europe, Georgia, Russia & CIS

Guest Column: Why a multidisciplinary approach is vital to achieving wider use of animal testing alternatives Locked

Jos Kleinjans, chair of this year's 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences 2020, highlights the key obstacles to regulatory acceptance and industry take-up


EU Commission adopts additions to REACH authorisation list Locked

11 substances included in Annex XIV


Lithuania toughens up enforcement of chemicals controls Locked

Unregistered substances to be removed from the market

Europe, Lithuania

Publication of EU titanium dioxide classification law imminent Locked

Attempts to overturn the decision have been rejected


Cefic, Japan propose regulatory cooperation on chemicals Locked

Draft paper names transparency and substance prioritisation as key

Asia Pacific, Europe, Japan

Brexit: Johnson and Barnier set out regulatory opening positions Locked

UK wants free trade without alignment on EU standards

Europe, UK

Caracal groups meet to discuss bringing endocrine disruptors under CLP Locked

Move comes after European Commission's stakeholder survey


BfR review alerts to data gaps for carcinogenicity of non-food-grade mineral oils Locked

A paper in the journal 'Critical Reviews in Toxicology' explains

Europe, Germany

Selfridges to remove plastic cosmetic glitter by 2021 Locked

Ban applies globally

Europe, Global

Silica and titanium dioxide particles found in more human organs Locked

Research builds on 2018 study

Europe, Netherlands

Echa round-up Locked

The latest news and developments this week


Industry presses case for extended REACH dossier update deadlines Locked

More time needed for ‘exceptional’ cases, says consultation feedback


Expert Focus: The road to a UK REACH – what happens next? Locked

Despite industry concerns over the cost of a parallel regime, an independent UK REACH appears more likely than ever say partner Simon Tilling and solicitor Tom Gillett at law firm Burges Salmon. Here they outline the key dates and potential challenges ahead for business

Europe, UK

EU Commission requests Opinions on safety of resorcinol and propylparaben Locked

Potential EDC properties to be considered


H&M, Coop Denmark back call to end PFAS use Locked

Companies join ChemSec initiative to address substance group


Russia to host seminar on Eurasian chemical regulatory framework Locked

Issues with second-tier legislation on agenda

Russia & CIS