21 Aug 2019

Philippines to establish department to monitor illegal chemicals imports Locked

EPCD to focus on hazardous substances

Asia Pacific, Philippines
20 Aug 2019

US EPA finalises 145 TSCA significant new use rules Locked

Batch is the largest introduced since Lautenberg amendments

North America, United States
20 Aug 2019

OECD to set criteria defining sustainable plastics Locked

Key information includes inventory of chemicals across lifecycle

Global, Multinational bodies
20 Aug 2019

Childhood obesity linked with exposure to BPA substitutes Locked

Correlation found for BPS and BPF but long-term studies needed

North America, United States
20 Aug 2019

German researchers find polystyrene microplastic does not damage gut Locked

Results of government study of cell lines and mice published

Europe, Germany
20 Aug 2019

Japan publishes draft positive list of synthetic resins in FCMs Locked

Adoption set for the end of the year

Asia Pacific, Japan
20 Aug 2019

Australian industry supports nationwide upgrade to GHS 7 Locked

Move would aid alignment with 'major trading partners'

Asia Pacific, Australia
16 Aug 2019

EPA consults on TSCA manufacturer-requested risk evaluations Locked

Agency seeks feedback on possible DINP, DIDP reviews

North America, United States
16 Aug 2019

Chemours asks US FDA to pull food contact approvals for PFASs Locked

FDA reviewing all authorised uses of chemicals in food applications

North America, United States
15 Aug 2019

Commission grants five-year RoHS exemption for DEHP use Locked

Use of lead in solders in engines also permitted

Europe
15 Aug 2019

California, US EPA spar over Prop 65 warnings Locked

Federal agency looks to 'stop false labelling' on glyphosate

North America, United States, US states
15 Aug 2019

Aerospace industry flags critical uses of TSCA high priority candidates Locked

AIA warns of 'unintended consequences' if eight substances face eventual restrictions

North America, United States
15 Aug 2019

More than 100 firefighting foam cases combined in complex litigation Locked

South Carolina judge will hear multidistrict PFAS lawsuit

North America, United States
14 Aug 2019

Australia to prioritise national standard to address gaps in chemicals management Locked

Legislation will be brought before parliament 'as soon as possible'

Asia Pacific, Australia
14 Aug 2019

K-REACH relaxation plans continue despite Japanese shipments Locked

Government move aims to help companies find alternative sources of supply

Asia Pacific, Japan, South Korea
14 Aug 2019

EPA proposes TSCA low-priority substances Locked

Selections mark progress towards December prioritisation deadline

North America, United States
14 Aug 2019

EU retailers under pressure to pull toxic hygiene products Locked

Petition attracts over 20,000 signatures

Europe, France
14 Aug 2019

Taiwan to publish 'chemicals of concern' list by end of the year Locked

And 30 more draft administrative rules expected to support TCSCCA

Asia Pacific, Taiwan
14 Aug 2019

Expert Focus: As Japan notifies the WTO, the sun rises on a new Positive List for plastic food packaging Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan
14 Aug 2019

Industry welcomes China MEP Order 7 reforms Locked

But expresses concern over CBI and lack of exemptions

Asia Pacific, China
13 Aug 2019

Reporting standards move metabolomics towards regulatory acceptance Locked

Industry funded MERIT project will inform OECD guidance document

Global
13 Aug 2019

Scientists urge transparency for externally developed TSCA evaluations Locked

Academics urge EPA to avoid 'black-box process' of industry-funded assessments

North America, United States
13 Aug 2019

Industry: New York 1,4-dioxane bill would cost billions Locked

Groups lean on governor to adopt 10ppm limit for consumer products

North America, United States, US states
9 Aug 2019

US EPA releases draft TSCA evaluation for 1-bromopropane Locked

Agency finds unreasonable risks to workers, occupational non-users, consumers

North America, United States
8 Aug 2019

TSCA 1,4-dioxane evaluation draws criticism for cancer hazard approach Locked

New Jersey government calls for more stringent approach used in 2013 IRIS assessment

North America, United States
8 Aug 2019

UAE moves forward on chemicals management strategy Locked

First meeting in Dubai looked at mechanism for implementation

Africa & Middle East, UAE
8 Aug 2019

Amazon has faced more than 1,000 Prop 65 ‘intent to sue’ notices Locked

Notifications have been lodged over almost 20 year period

North America, United States, US states
8 Aug 2019

Aerospace and defence firms launch chromates reauthorisation consortia Locked

UK REACH authorisations will be within scope if required

Europe
8 Aug 2019

Cefic urges review of proposed REACH dossier update timelines Locked

Co-registrants need more time to undertake ‘complex’ processes

Europe
8 Aug 2019

EU Commission proposes tiered access to poison centre notifications Locked

Case-by-case system for most sensitive information submitted via Echa portal

Europe