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Majority of inspected products sold online breach EU chemicals laws

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

Deadline for UK REACH to be extended

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

EU Commission extends list of hazardous chemicals for cosmetics

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DEFRA Publishes UK REACH: Grandfathered Registrations Notified Substances List

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Glyphosate: ECHA and EFSA launch consultations

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New guide available on classifying and labelling titanium dioxide

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

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

Candidate List updated with eight hazardous chemicals

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

Dossier evaluation: request for a combination study at Annex VII

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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: ...

Chromium trioxide widely used in plating and surface treatment

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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....

Nearly 300 chemicals identified as candidates for regulatory action

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 2020, ECHA assessed around 1 900 registered chemicals in groups. 290 of these may be candidates for further regulatory risk management at EU level if their hazards are confirmed. ECHA’s third report on its Integrated Regulatory Strategy gives the...

ECHA proposes seven substances for authorisation to protect people and the environment

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]ECHA recommends for the European Commission to add seven substances, including the cyclosiloxanes D4, D5 and D6, to the Authorisation List. Once on the list, companies will need to apply for authorisation to continue using them. D4, D5, and D6 are...

Biocides Committee proposes not to approve four silver-containing active substances

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The committee adopted five opinions in total, including one on Union authorisation.  ECHA’s Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) concluded that the assessment of the following active substances does not support their approval for product-type 4 (food and feed area): silver zinc zeolite; ...

Evaluation activities sped up by assessing chemicals in groups

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 2020, ECHA checked 1 900 chemicals to identify a need for further assessment. Registrations for 258 chemicals were also checked for compliance with the REACH requirements. Better quality safety data from companies is still needed to clarify the long-term...

One-third of products claimed to be treated with biocides have incorrect labelling

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]36 % of checked treated articles were found to be non-compliant with labelling requirements under the Biocidal Products Regulation. The first coordinated enforcement project on biocides (BEF-1) run by the BPR Subgroup of the Forum (BPRS) focused on checking obligations for...