14 Feb 2019

Sweden’s deputy prime minister to lead international alliance on chemicals Locked

More countries 'interested' in joining initiative

Europe, Global
14 Feb 2019

French industry commits to eliminate hazardous chemicals from nappies Locked

Three-month deadline; requirement to improve consumer information

Europe, France
14 Feb 2019

UK, Finland dissent led to withdrawal of PFHxA SVHC proposal

Diverging positions could prove significant in debate over REACH’s Eloc principle

Europe, Finland, UK
14 Feb 2019

Taiwan releases Phase II priority substances list Locked

CMR substances must be reported regardless of quantity

Asia, Taiwan
14 Feb 2019

US-UK trade talks a chance for greater regulatory ‘efficiencies’ – ACC Locked

Industry shares perspectives at post-Brexit negotiating objectives hearing

Europe, North America, UK, United States
14 Feb 2019

Industry review of PFHxA recommends environmental monitoring Locked

Review confirms persistence but finds substance not present in water at high concentrations

North America, United States
14 Feb 2019

Echa considers reopening concluded REACH evaluation in ‘exceptional’ move Locked

France would take over from Finland on resorcinol evaluation

Europe, Finland, France
14 Feb 2019

RNA study points to therapy for nanomaterial inhalation Locked

Knockout of MiRNA-378a genes limits adverse cardiovascular and metabolic effects of titanium dioxide

North America, United States
14 Feb 2019

Thinktank calls for EPA IRIS programme to be scrapped Locked

NGOs dismiss report as latest in industry campaign to dismantle risk assessment scheme

North America, United States
13 Feb 2019

NGOs urge EU states to reject changed titanium dioxide classification proposal Locked

Exclusion of spray-based sunscreens goes against Rac's scientific advice

Europe
13 Feb 2019

Canada clears benzoates, DIDA in final assessments Locked

Government eyes Snac for new DIDA uses

Canada, North America
12 Feb 2019

EU begins consultation to evaluate FCM legislation Locked

Provisions not assessed since first set out 42 years ago

Europe
12 Feb 2019

California SCP programme confirms flame retardant phase-out

Children's sleep products 'appear to be in compliance', testing shows

North America, United States
12 Feb 2019

Norway finds high levels of chlorinated paraffins in electrical products Locked

SCCPs and MCCPs detected

Europe, Norway
11 Feb 2019

Industry: inconsistent chemical naming hinders Canada-US regulatory alignment Locked

ACC-CIAC call for review of nomenclature

Canada, North America, United States
7 Feb 2019

South Korea releases K-BPR implementation plans Locked

Government will begin collecting biocides toxicity data

Asia, South Korea
7 Feb 2019

UN invites cleaning products firms to join global chemical talks Locked

Global chemicals programme missing downstream input

Global
31 Jan 2019

New York governor announces proposal to expand ingredient disclosure Locked

Andrew Cuomo floats 'Consumer Right to Know Act'

North America, United States
31 Jan 2019

California repeals business furniture flammability standard Locked

State also begins allowing flame retardant-free building insulation

North America, United States
31 Jan 2019

OECD says its chemical work saves €300m annually Locked

EHS programme helps member governments 'optimise the use of their resources'

Global, Multinational bodies
31 Jan 2019

Methylene chloride, NMP products remain at major US retailers

Safer Chemicals Healthy Families monitors companies' compliance with 2018 commitments

North America, United States
31 Jan 2019

South Korea promulgates major Osha amendment Locked

SDSs/CBI public disclosure requirement removed

Asia, South Korea
31 Jan 2019

Taiwan Pec registration delayed until 2020

Change in government means process will begin six months later than expected

Asia, Taiwan
31 Jan 2019

Experts float idea of a global MRSL for plastics Locked

List could 'support quality and consistency in recycling'

Global, Multinational bodies
31 Jan 2019

Vermont considering changes to children's products rule Locked

State looks to expand reportable substances list, modify reporting frequency

North America, United States
30 Jan 2019

Global trends are major cause for concern, says UN chemicals report

Summary issues call to action ahead of major international environment meeting

Global, Multinational bodies
29 Jan 2019

Hazardous substances found in over 90% of tested cosmetics in Rwanda Locked

Government crackdown on illegal skin-lightening agents

Africa & Middle East
24 Jan 2019

New York state delays enforcement of cleaning products disclosure Locked

Industry litigation, concern with programme remains

North America, United States
24 Jan 2019

French agency finds unsafe levels of chemicals in babies' nappies Locked

Anses results inconsistent with other tests

Europe, France
24 Jan 2019

Kingfisher to phase three chemical families out of own brand products

Home improvement giant to eliminate phthalates, PFCs and halogenated flame retardants

Europe, Global