19 Nov 2019

Retailer ‘report card’ reflects stronger chemical commitments Locked

Improved ratings seen for 63% of Mind the Store evaluated chains

North America
18 Nov 2019

US EPA faces Congressional subpoenas over IRIS programme Locked

Agency dismisses information requests on formaldehyde assessment as 'political attack'

North America, United States
18 Nov 2019

NGOs seek dismissal of Commission proposal to restrict lead stabilisers in PVC Locked

‘Narrow’ scope and circular economy implications linger

Europe
18 Nov 2019

Continued debate on the horizon for TSCA new chemicals programme Locked

Updated ‘working approach’ document, public meeting expected in December

North America, United States
15 Nov 2019

California court delivers mixed verdict in challenge to TSCA risk evaluation rule Locked

NGO lawsuit partly dismissed, partly granted and partly denied

North America, United States
14 Nov 2019

First version of Echa Scip database due October 2020 Locked

But prototype will be ready in Q1 next year

Europe
14 Nov 2019

Argentina's Congress to discuss chemicals bill next year Locked

But experts share concern recent election could stall forward movement

Argentina, Latin America & Caribbean
14 Nov 2019

International study tests viability of in vitro data for Noaels Locked

Challenges comparing human cell data with animal studies

Global
14 Nov 2019

EPA science body rejects justifications for TSCA 1,4-dioxane draft determinations Locked

Wide-ranging criticisms from Sacc peer review could have regulatory implications

North America, United States
14 Nov 2019

ChemSec adds PFASs, nanomaterial to SIN List Locked

November update includes 60 hazardous chemicals

Europe
14 Nov 2019

Echa should involve ‘academic scientists’ more in decisions, Cefic says Locked

EU Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism cited as a model

Europe
14 Nov 2019

Fresh twist in EU titanium dioxide classification signals delay Locked

Parliament extends scrutiny period after one group tables objection

Europe, Global
14 Nov 2019

US EPA disputes press on science transparency rule Locked

New York Times article ‘completely false’, says agency

North America, United States
14 Nov 2019

Non-animal tested cosmetics to go on sale in China via pilot project Locked

Workaround enables international companies to market products in the country

Asia Pacific, China
14 Nov 2019

Brexit: Echa will keep non-transferred UK registration data Locked

Information on revoked REACH registrations will be publicly available

Europe, UK
14 Nov 2019

DuPont sets 2030 green chemistry goal Locked

Seeks to grow portfolio that is 'safer by design'

Global, North America, United States
14 Nov 2019

Exempt aerospace parts from PIP 3:1 TSCA rule, says industry Locked

Trade groups want same exception as auto sector

North America, United States
13 Nov 2019

South Africa's chemicals bill on hold indefinitely, environment ministry confirms Locked

No progress made since industry blocked proposal in 2017

Africa & Middle East, South Africa
13 Nov 2019

K-REACH implementation uncertainty affects domestic companies, says US industry group Locked

American Chemistry Council urges more guidance and clarity

Asia Pacific, North America, South Korea, United States
12 Nov 2019

TSCA new chemical reviews ‘top priority’ for EPA Locked

Agency pushing to complete 80% of reviews within 90 days

North America, United States
12 Nov 2019

EU enforcement forum project to focus on REACH authorisations Locked

Inspections in 2021 will check compliance with authorisation conditions

Europe
12 Nov 2019

EPA denies TSCA petition to ban hydrofluoric acid in oil refineries Locked

Agency continues trend of rejecting section 21 petitions, despite mounting litigation

North America, United States
12 Nov 2019

Feature: Titanium dioxide – a decade of dispute Locked

Looking back at the European Commission's much discussed substance classification

Europe
12 Nov 2019

California proposes priority product listing for PFAS-containing textile treatments Locked

Safer Consumer Products programme focuses on fabric cleaners, protectants

North America, United States, US states
12 Nov 2019

Australia working towards adoption of GHS 7 Locked

Transition period could begin mid-2020

Asia Pacific, Australia
11 Nov 2019

India’s cosmetics legislative framework delayed Locked

Now expected to be placed before parliament in mid-2020

Asia Pacific, India
8 Nov 2019

Speeding up EDC identification would require more animal testing – Echa’s Hansen Locked

Agency is taking issue ‘very seriously’, agency head tells Envi

Europe
7 Nov 2019

Setac publishes minimum reporting requirements for ecotox studies Locked

Bid to boost transparency

Global
7 Nov 2019

Industry blockchain project to track cobalt will expand to other metals Locked

Volvo joins initiative

Africa & Middle East, Congo (DRC), Global
7 Nov 2019

UK retailers phasing out bisphenol receipts, claims non-profit study Locked

BPS still in use but most moving away from chemical group

Europe, UK