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  • New proposals and intentions to harmonise classification and labelling

    July 26, 2017

    Proposals have been submitted for: citral; (2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dienal (EC 226-394-6, CAS 5392-40-5); and geraniol; (2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-ol (EC 203-377-1, CAS 106-24-1). New intentions have also been received to harmonise the classification and labelling of: 1,2,4-triazole (EC 206-022-9, CAS 288-88-0); (RS)-1-{1-ethyl-4-[4-mesyl-3-(2-methoxyethoxy)-o-toluoyl]pyrazol-5-yloxy}ethyl methyl carbonate; tolpyralate (EC -, CAS 1101132-67-5); pirimiphos-methyl (ISO);...

  • Intention to restrict five cobalt salts submitted

    July 26, 2017

    The Commission has requested ECHA to assess the risk of five cobalt salts in industrial and professional uses and restrict those uses where adequate control cannot be demonstrated. ECHA submitted the intention on 20 July 2017 for submission on 20 July 2018.   Name EC...

  • New intention to identify a substance of very high concern

    July 24, 2017

    New intention for identification as a substance of very high concern has been received for: Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP). 4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA) The expected submission date is 7 August 2017. Registry of current SVHC intentions    ...

  • Updated REACH Guidance on repeated dose toxicity published

    July 24, 2017

    ECHA has published an update of Section R.7.5 on repeated dose toxicity in Chapter R.7a of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment. The update expands on the most appropriate route of administration for a repeated dose toxicity study. It also takes into account...

  • SEAC adopts restriction proposals on four phthalates and TDFAs in sprays used by the public

    June 20, 2017

    The Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted their opinions on two restriction proposals on four phthalates (DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP) in articles and on TDFAs in sprays used by the general public. The committee also agreed on 14 draft opinions on 10 applications for...

  • REACH Authorisation List updated

    June 19, 2017

    An update to the Authorisation List of REACH (Annex XIV) has been published. 12 new substances are now subject to authorisation for being used after the sunset date. Annex XIV now contains 43 substances.   Name expand / collapse EC no. CAS no. ...

  • South Korea announces measures to ease K-REACH registration

    June 19, 2017

    On 13 June South Korea's Ministry of Environment (MoE) proposed major changes designed to ease the country's K-REACH registration process. The proposals were issued in the form of draft enforcement rules, and include amendments to Article 13 of the primary legislation. The key changes include enabling registration without submission...

  • Risk Assessment Committee opinion makes candidate list unlikely for titanium dioxide

    June 19, 2017

    Echa committee says substance is category 2 carcinogen An Echa science committee's opinion on the carcinogenicity of titanium dioxide has made it unlikely the substance will ever be added to the REACH candidate list.Nevertheless, the opinion of the Risk Assessment Committee (Rac) has disappointed industry. France proposed...

  • Member State Committee unanimously agrees that Bisphenol A is an endocrine disruptor

    June 16, 2017

      The Member State Committee (MSC) supported the French proposal to additionally identify Bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern because of its endocrine disrupting properties which cause probable serious effects to human health. The committee also agreed to identify the substance PFHxS as...

  • EU observatory for nanomaterials launched

    June 14, 2017

    ECHA publishes a new website that gives citizens, workers and professionals access to information on nanomaterials on the EU market in 23 languages. It is the first phase of the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON). The EUON offers a unique web-based information point with...