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  • Majority of inspected products sold online breach EU chemicals laws

    December 8, 2021

    In the latest project of ECHA’s Enforcement Forum, enforcement authorities found that most inspected products sold online were non-compliant with at least one requirement under relevant EU chemicals legislation being checked. The inspections resulted in more than 5 000 enforcement actions. Inspections of nearly 6...

  • Deadline for UK REACH to be extended

    December 7, 2021

    Defra has committed to exploring alternative arrangements for UK REACH transitional registrations today in order to support chemical businesses whilst upholding the highest standards to safeguard public health and the environment. The UK is committed to a robust regulatory system for the control of chemicals...

  • EU Commission extends list of hazardous chemicals for cosmetics

    November 30, 2021

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  • DEFRA Publishes UK REACH: Grandfathered Registrations Notified Substances List

    October 5, 2021

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  • Glyphosate: ECHA and EFSA launch consultations

    September 28, 2021

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  • New guide available on classifying and labelling titanium dioxide

    September 8, 2021

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  • Intention to restrict per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) submitted

    July 29, 2021

    Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden have submitted an intention to restrict the manufacture, placing on the market and use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) (EC/CAS -) on 15 July 2021. The ECHA expects to receive their restriction proposal by 15 July 2022....

  • Candidate List updated with eight hazardous chemicals

    July 22, 2021

    The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 219 chemicals that may harm people or the environment. Some of the newly added substances are used in consumer products, such as cosmetics, scented articles, rubber and textiles. Others are used, for example, as...

  • Dossier evaluation: request for a combination study at Annex VII

    July 11, 2021

    ECHA’s Member State Committee has agreed to request a combined comet assay (OECD TG 489) and micronucleus test (OECD TG 474) for substances registered above one tonne per year under Annex VII to REACH.   The combination study will be requested if there is: a positive Ames...

  • Chromium trioxide widely used in plating and surface treatment

    June 27, 2021

    ECHA has received over 1 000 notifications from industrial sites using chromium trioxide in chrome plating and surface treatment in the EU. This follows two European Commission decisions in December 2020 granting authorisation to use the chemical until September 2024. Enforcement authorities can now carry...