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MSC Agrees BPA is an Endocrine Disruptor

MSC Agrees BPA is an Endocrine Disruptor

Echa's Member State Committee (MSC) has agreed with a proposal from France that bisphenol A (BPA) is a substance of very high concern (SVHC) due to its endocrine disrupting properties that cause probable serious effects to human health.
MSC BPA Endocrine

2017-06-22

EPA Submits TSCA Risk Evaluation Guidance to OMB

EPA Submits TSCA Risk Evaluation Guidance to OMB

The US EPA has submitted a guidance document for developing risk evaluations under TSCA to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
TSCA EPA

2017-06-22

Regulation to Restrict PFOA Published

Regulation to Restrict PFOA Published

The European Commission has published its amending Regulation to restrict the manufacture, marketing and use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related substances.
EU

2017-06-22

Canada Adds Distillate Fuel Oil to Toxic Substances List

Canada Adds Distillate Fuel Oil to Toxic Substances List

Canada has added fuel oil, No 2 to schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (Cepa) – the toxic substances list.
Toxic Canada

2017-06-22

UK Chemical Trade Bodies: 'Soft' Brexit Now More Likely

UK Chemical Trade Bodies: 'Soft' Brexit Now More Likely

UK prime minister Theresa May’s failure to secure a majority for her Conservative party at the general election last week could mean a ‘soft’ Brexit is more likely, according to chemical industry associations.
UK Brexit

2017-06-22

Dancet Dismisses 'Naming And Shaming' of Poor REACH Dossier Companies

Dancet Dismisses 'Naming And Shaming' of Poor REACH Dossier Companies

Publicly naming companies that submit poor quality REACH registration dossiers is not the best way forward, Echa head Geert Dancet has told Chemical Watch.
REACH

2017-06-22

12 Substances Added to REACH Authorisation List

12 Substances Added to REACH Authorisation List

The European Commission has added 12 SVHCs to REACH Annex XIV – the authorisation list.
EU REACH Substances

2017-06-22

EU Institutions to Discuss Proposed RoHS Amendments

EU Institutions to Discuss Proposed RoHS Amendments

The European Commission, Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers will discuss proposed amendments to the RoHS Directive at their trilogue meeting on 21 June.
RoHS EU

2017-06-22

California Releases Alternatives Analysis Guide for SCP Programme

California Releases Alternatives Analysis Guide for SCP Programme

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released the first version of the alternatives analysis guide that will be used to support its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) programme.
Toxic Policies

2017-06-21

Anti-Dumping Duty on Chemical Import From Pak, 4 Others

Anti-Dumping Duty on Chemical Import From Pak, 4 Others

India has imposed anti-dumping duty of up to USD 118 per tonne on import of a chemical used for corrosion control and paper bleaching from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and three other countries.
Anti-Dumping

2017-06-15

FDA Requests Removal of Opana ER for Risks Related To Abuse

FDA Requests Removal of Opana ER for Risks Related To Abuse

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), from the market.
FDA Opana ER

2017-06-15

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