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EU Proposal for a New Batteries Regulation

by Ancuta Rusu, PhD. On December 12 2020, the European Commission published their proposal for a revision to the Battery Directive 2006/66/EC which aims to...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

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Comments Open – Consumer Product Exclusion within Canada’s Hazardous Products Act

by Darlene Susa-Anderson Stakeholders interested in commenting on the consumer product exclusion within the proposed revision to the Hazardous Products Act have from February 9...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

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Knowing Your Audience for B2B Chemical Lead Generation

Investing in marketing can help businesses in the chemical industry achieve growth. But, without the correct audience, you’re unlikely to generate many leads or see...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

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US OSHA Published Proposed HCS Update to Harmonize with the 7th Revision of the GHS

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed regulation on February 5, 2021 to...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

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Classification, Labeling, and Notification of Hazardous Substances and Mixtures Regulation in Chile

by Raissa Havens Chile, as a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), was required to implement GHS into their national law....

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

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Clean Beauty: How to Manage Product Innovation and Compliance in Cosmetics

by Cora Knutson Successful product development requires clearly defined goals, risk-free supply chains and an understanding of how cosmetics are regulated in different nations. The...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

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Brexit: What this means for your chemical products

by Eleanor Grimes, PhD On January 31, 2020, the UK left the European Union (EU) and entered a period of transition which ended on December...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

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New Zealand Updates NZS 5433:2020 – Transport of Dangerous Goods on Land

by Laura Whiteman In December 2020, the revised version of the New Zealand Standard NZS 5433 Transport of dangerous goods on land was released for...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

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Brazil: Status of Draft Standard NBR 14725

by Raissa Havens In October 2020, a national consultation was released by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) on the proposed Technical Standard NBR...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

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Initial Phase of Russia’s National Inventory of Chemical Substances is Complete

by Konstantin Pimenov As we previously mentioned, (article April 13, 2020, article November 26, 2019), introduction of the Technical Regulation 041/2017 by the Eurasian Economic...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

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Turkey Publishes Long Awaited Amendment to CLP Regulation

by Patricia Manteghi Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MOEU) has published the long-awaited amendment to its Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixture’s...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

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Proposed Changes to Proposition 65 Short-form Warning

by Alexis Sumner On January 8, 2021, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (CaOEHHA) published a proposed update for the use and verbiage...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

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EPA Publishes Proposed TSCA Fees Rule

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On January 11, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) published a proposed fees rule under Section 26(b) of the...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

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EU Biocides – Cultural Heritage Exceptions Published for Biocidal Products with Nitrogen

by Mária Bystrianska Biocidal products that are placed on the EU market must be shown to be safe for humans, animals and the environment, in...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

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Argentina Prohibits Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetic Products

by Raissa Havens The topic of plastic microbeads in cosmetics has given rise to many regulations around the world. There is a concern about pollution...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

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ECHA Publishes Updated Guidance on the Compilation of Safety Data Sheets

by Charlotte Blackburn, PhD In December 2020, the updated ECHA Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets (Version 4.0) was published. The updated guidance...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

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Canada Publishes Proposals to Amend the HPR to Align with the 7th Revised Edition of GHS and to Amend Schedule 2 of the HPA

by Tammy J. Murphy On 19 December 2020, two proposals were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.  Issued by the Department of Health, both...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

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EPA Regulates Five PBT Chemicals

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM Section 6(h) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) to...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

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Selling and Marketing Raw Materials: How Companies Can Use Buyer Intent Data

Marketing is an exciting business field. It provides professionals with the opportunity to get creative and connect with customers on a whole new level. When...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

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SEAC Committee Opinion on EU-wide Microplastic Restriction Proposal Adopted

by Klaudia Cibolja Sostaric In December 2020, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted its opinion to ban intentionally added microplastics...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

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Voluntary Industry Code on Animal Testing and Cosmetics in Australia

by Laura Whiteman According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), over 85% of Australians believe that cosmetics should not...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

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EPA Releases Draft Guidance on PFAS SNUR

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On July 27, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) finalized a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) for Long-Chain Perfluoroalkyl...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

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CARACAL Draft Recommendation Clarifies EU CLP Aerosol Classification

by Eleanor Grimes, PhD After extensive review this year, CARACAL (Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP) has recommended changes to the section of CLP regarding...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

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Updates on ASEAN Cosmetics Directive Annexes II, III, and VI Adopted

by Percy Doufou-Shafiq, PhD In November 2020, a number of changes to the ASEAN Cosmetics Directive Annex II (Prohibited Substances), Annex III (Restricted Substances) and...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

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