Guest Column: Why PFAS regulation must recognise the significant differences between compounds Locked

A one-size-fits-all approach could bring unintended consequences, says the American Chemistry Council’s Robert Simon

North America, United States

EU Commission may delay FCM report by nearly two years Locked

Delay caused by decision to run parallel impact assessment


Australia consults on draft legislation for environmental risk management Locked

Nationwide implementation expected from 2022

Asia Pacific, Australia

OECD to host first chemicals management global forum in November Locked

Topics could include ‘setting up and maintaining inventories’


World's biggest chemicals problems 'have not changed' in five years, Ipen says Locked

Global meeting mulls priorities for 2030

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, Latin America & Caribbean, Multinational bodies

Phthalate exposure from menstrual products may be higher than thought, study suggests Locked

New York team tests wide range of items

North America, United States

Report of non-compliant chemicals in EU shows 90% come from non-EEA states Locked

Analysis of 2019 Rapex notifications prompts call for better enforcement


South Africa adopts standard to align with GHS 4 Locked

Plans to update to eighth revised edition

Africa & Middle East, South Africa

NGO Platform: New York readies itself for full disclosure of ingredients in menstrual products Locked

Jamie McConnell of Women’s Voices for the Earth outlines the health concerns behind the first such state-level bill in the US

North America, United States, US states

EPA defends TSCA methylene chloride rule against two-pronged attack Locked

Agency says its approach to regulating paint removers was ‘reasonable’

North America, United States

Indonesia launches lead paint elimination project Locked

Unep will help SMEs to reformulate

Asia Pacific, Indonesia

Amendments to New York children’s product law mark ‘improvements’ Locked

Chapter agreement to ingredient disclosure law introduced in state legislature

North America, United States, US states

MEPs shoot down Commission proposal to allow lead in recycled PVC Locked

Move contradicts outcome of ‘rigorous’ scientific evaluation, VinylPlus says


Exposome expert calls for ‘fit-for-purpose’ instruments Locked

Former Iarc boss lists ‘common tactics’ to ‘undermine’ scientific evaluation


Guest Column: Why a multidisciplinary approach is vital to achieving wider use of animal testing alternatives Locked

Jos Kleinjans, chair of this year's 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences 2020, highlights the key obstacles to regulatory acceptance and industry take-up


EPA prioritises TSCA deadlines in FY21 budget Locked

Trump again seeks significant cuts to agency funding

North America, United States

Australia consults on revised fee system under new chemical law Locked

Changes will apply to registrations from 1 September

Asia Pacific, Australia

New York children's product chemical disclosure bill becomes law Locked

Stakeholders await details of chapter amendments to controversial legislation

North America, United States, US states

Cefic, Japan propose regulatory cooperation on chemicals Locked

Draft paper names transparency and substance prioritisation as key

Asia Pacific, Europe, Japan

Brexit: Johnson and Barnier set out regulatory opening positions Locked

UK wants free trade without alignment on EU standards

Europe, UK

NGO: PFASs, flame retardants to dominate US state chemical legislation Locked

Twenty-nine states to consider more than 180 such policies in 2020

North America, United States, US states

NMP producers, EPA at odds over study confidentiality under TSCA Locked

Industry group submits raw data on two proprietary reprotox studies

North America, United States

Industry presses case for extended REACH dossier update deadlines Locked

More time needed for ‘exceptional’ cases, says consultation feedback


US research points industry towards more degradable PFASs Locked

Study of perfluoroalkyl ether carboxylic acids (PFECAs) demonstrates effect of 'aqueous elections'

North America, United States

Expert Focus: The road to a UK REACH – what happens next? Locked

Despite industry concerns over the cost of a parallel regime, an independent UK REACH appears more likely than ever say partner Simon Tilling and solicitor Tom Gillett at law firm Burges Salmon. Here they outline the key dates and potential challenges ahead for business

Europe, UK

H&M, Coop Denmark back call to end PFAS use Locked

Companies join ChemSec initiative to address substance group


Expert Focus: What obligations do goods importers have under the EPA’s risk evaluation fees rule? Locked

Lawrence E Culleen, partner at law firm Arnold & Porter, outlines the implications and next steps for importers of formulated products and articles containing any of 20 substances the US EPA has designated as high-priority

North America, United States

Global Outlook 2020: What are the challenges for data reporting and substance restrictions in electronics? Locked

Chemical Watch editorial director Geraint Roberts identifies the key developments in substance risk evaluation and restriction likely to impact electrical and electronic equipment this year

Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, North America, United States

Global Outlook 2020: What regulatory developments are we likely to see in Asia-Pacific? Locked

Chemical Watch’s Ellen Daliday and Andrew Jackson outline some of the most important developments expected in China, Australia, Taiwan and Japan

Asean, Asia Pacific, Australia, China, Japan, Taiwan

Global Outlook 2020: At a crucial time what will be the key GHS developments? Locked

Chemical Watch’s regulatory and compliance analysts – Cristina Garcia and Nhat Nguyen – discuss changes globally in 2020

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Australia, Botswana, Congo (DRC), Europe, Global, India, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Latin America & Caribbean, Multinational bodies, New Zealand, Nigeria, North America, Pakistan, Russia & CIS, Sierra Leone, South Africa, United States, Zimbabwe