17 Aug 2018

California proposes change to furniture fire safety Regulation Locked

Amendment would eliminate need for flame retardants

North America, United States
17 Aug 2018

States push for broad TSCA evaluations, despite preemption considerations Locked

Excluded conditions of use face potential state-level action

North America, United States
16 Aug 2018

Chinese hazardous chemicals department announced Locked

The change comes as part of government-wide reforms

Asia, China
16 Aug 2018

The Netherlands, Echa propose restriction on PAHs in rubber crumb Locked

Lower limit would reduce cancer exposure risk, proposal says

Europe
15 Aug 2018

EPA staff emails reveal changes to asbestos Snur raised concern Locked

Discussions reflect worry over reintroduction of abandoned legacy uses

North America, United States
15 Aug 2018

Study finds EU mutagens and carcinogens regulatory gaps Locked

RIVM: REACH does not generate enough data to classify presumed hazards under CLP

Europe
15 Aug 2018

‘Ambitious’ database on SVHCs in articles needed – Beuc Locked

Consumer organisation pushes Echa for greater accessibility

Europe
15 Aug 2018

Colombia adopts sixth edition of GHS Locked

Move comes as part of process of joining the OECD

Colombia, Latin America
14 Aug 2018

NGO warns of chlor-alkali industry asbestos and mercury pollution Locked

Healthy Building Network highlights PVC production

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, North America, United States
14 Aug 2018

EPA to revisit three provisions in TSCA risk evaluation rule Locked

Agency defends 'conditions of use' interpretation in legal brief

North America, United States
9 Aug 2018

Industry asks for time to review proposed cobalt metal classification

Specific concentration limit could bring ‘large socio-economic impact’

Europe
9 Aug 2018

Hazardous chemical information platform trialled in China Locked

Allows searches by GHS and English name

Asia, China
9 Aug 2018

China says evidence on illegal CFC-11 use is lacking

Follow-up investigations continue into rigid polyurethane foam production

Asia, China
8 Aug 2018

California hopeful on amended Prop 65 warning compliance Locked

Updated ‘safe harbour’ requirements in force from end of the month

North America, United States
8 Aug 2018

Benzophenone: Canada provisionally finds cosmetics ingredient harmful Locked

UV-sensitive substance used in nail polish and paints is cancer concern

Canada, North America
8 Aug 2018

Vietnam launches national chemical database Locked

More than 170,000 substances included

Asia, Vietnam
8 Aug 2018

EU trade group raises concerns over possible skin sensitiser restriction Locked

But Greenpeace says measure would ‘help clean the supply chain’

Europe
7 Aug 2018

J&J begins revealing fragrance ingredients in babycare products

Transparency initiative to be rolled out worldwide

North America
6 Aug 2018

US EPA sticking to contaminants position for 1,4-dioxane Locked

But interpretation of 'conditions of use' in TSCA rules still disputed

North America, United States
3 Aug 2018

Prior scrutiny needed for PFAS substitutes, expert says Locked

Standard risk assessment has failed on PFASs

Denmark, Europe, North America, United States
3 Aug 2018

Groups push for changes to US sunscreen ingredient approvals

Dermatology group calls for end to 'long-lasting impasse' between FDA, industry

North America, United States
3 Aug 2018

Science underlying formaldehyde IRIS assessment to be examined Locked

Wheeler says programme activities should support regulatory processes

North America, United States
2 Aug 2018

Nickel industry 'surprised' by scrutiny in California

Committee will consider possible DART Prop 65 listing for metal and its compounds

North America, United States
1 Aug 2018

Furniture group to seek ‘waiver’ from San Francisco flame retardant ban Locked

Measure extends to electronic components in furniture, children's products

North America, United States
31 Jul 2018

Working group evaluates Brazil RoHS draft Locked

Proposal to be fine tuned in August

Brazil, Latin America
31 Jul 2018

Global industry initiative draws up roadmap on UN's SDGs Locked

Document identifies five fields where chemical industry can have impact

Global, Multinational bodies
26 Jul 2018

Samsung agrees to binding arbitration on ill-health claims Locked

Recommendations will include workplace safety measures

Asia, South Korea
26 Jul 2018

SC Johnson pressed on ingredient disclosure for professional products

Disclosure 'a crucial step' towards improving worker health, says NGO

North America, United States
24 Jul 2018

Member states back EU chromium authorisation applications Locked

EDC and diglyme uses also approved

Europe
23 Jul 2018

EU project assesses 'critical' PFAS use in textiles Locked

MIDWOR-Life finds only fluorinated compounds provide oil repellency

Europe