22 Jan 2019

EU agency: action needed on ‘cocktail effect’ in water bodies Locked

Better reporting and monitoring needed for newer substances

Europe
22 Jan 2019

Global industry alliance to fight plastic waste Locked

More than $1bn committed to launch project

Global
17 Jan 2019

PFAS management plan expected from US EPA in 'very near future' Locked

Andrew Wheeler nomination hearing divides senators

North America, United States
17 Jan 2019

Major apparel brands align chemical screening tools Locked

Levi, Nike, H&M and C&A agree to ‘unified’ approach through ZDHC

Europe, Global
17 Jan 2019

SC Johnson expands ingredient disclosure to Latin America

Information now available for more than 8,700 products

Latin America, North America, United States
17 Jan 2019

Canada consults on informed substitution study

Feedback sought to inform post-2020 chemicals management approaches

Canada, North America
17 Jan 2019

Turkey KKDIK pre-registrations hampered by IT ‘freeze-out’ Locked

Constant problems pose risk to 2020 deadline

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Turkey
17 Jan 2019

Cross-sector companies launch blockchain project to track cobalt

Results will determine whether technology can be used to trace other minerals

Global
17 Jan 2019

Canada identifies 1,200 substances for further consideration Locked

Prioritisation exercise sets aside some 7,000 others

Canada, North America
17 Jan 2019

UK government censured for lack of Brexit chemicals preparation Locked

Fresh concerns over Whitehall’s ‘vague and insufficient’ report response

Europe, UK
17 Jan 2019

China consults on chemical framework overhaul Locked

Proposals similar to US TSCA and Japan’s CSCL

Asia, China
17 Jan 2019

Parliament Brexit deal rejection ‘prolongs uncertainty’ – industry Locked

Prospect of no deal ‘extremely concerning’, associations say

Europe, UK
17 Jan 2019

BASF and Givaudan enter skin sensitisation ITS debate Locked

Questions over matching tests to key events in AOP

Europe
17 Jan 2019

Australia's industrial chemical law delayed another year Locked

Senate debate expected in first half of 2019

Asia, Australia
16 Jan 2019

Shutdown spells further delays to TSCA new chemicals reviews Locked

Programme’s progress being ‘totally wiped out’ by EPA standstill

North America, United States
16 Jan 2019

Taiwan’s revised chemical control act passes into law Locked

Substances of concern now in scope

Asia, Taiwan
16 Jan 2019

Cosmetics animal testing ban 'pointless' due to Echa's 'undermining' – NGO

New petition demands agency implement law correctly

Europe
15 Jan 2019

US EPA sued over delay to methylene chloride paint stripper restriction Locked

'Serious questions' remain about when TSCA section 6 rule will be finalised

North America, United States
10 Jan 2019

Echa MSC agrees to biomonitoring of GenX workers Locked

Germany and the Netherlands are evaluating the substance

Europe
10 Jan 2019

South Korean study: BPS, BPF disrupt zebrafish thyroid function

Team report similarities with BPA amid complex picture of gene transcription

Asia, South Korea
10 Jan 2019

Manufacturer's objections likely to stall FDA lead acetate ban Locked

Combe Incorporated defends safety of hair dye

North America, United States
10 Jan 2019

US backs industry concern over South Korea’s Osha changes

Disclosure requirements said to 'breach' GHS standards

Asia, North America, South Korea, United States
9 Jan 2019

Johnson & Johnson agrees first talc settlement for over $1.5m Locked

North America, United States
3 Jan 2019

Consumer group calls EU proposal on e-labelling fragrance allergens 'unfair' Locked

Commission considering cosmetics ingredients options

Europe
21 Dec 2018

US home improvement chain Lowe’s adopts chemicals policy Locked

Retailer says it will develop a framework to assess substances and manage risks

North America, United States
20 Dec 2018

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
13 Dec 2018

South Korea may extend electrical and electronic products regulation Locked

Includes additional product types and phthalate restrictions

Asia, South Korea
13 Dec 2018

Two US grocery chains pledge action on PFAS takeout packaging Locked

Commitments from Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s follow NGO report

North America, United States
12 Dec 2018

Mobile phone casing could indicate chemical exposure, study suggests

Questions over mobiles as chemical sources or indicators

Canada, North America
12 Dec 2018

Funding negotiations could delay Echa’s SVHC database Locked

Information requirements still to be defined

Europe