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Industry Insider: Functional Pigments

We have recently launched the first in a series of Industry Insider e-books, featuring informative articles from industry experts around a central theme. The first...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

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Mining Big Data to Predict Toxicities

Earlier we created a chemical hazard database via natural language processing of dossiers submitted to the European Chemical Agency with ~10,000 chemicals. We identified repeat...

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Posted on: July 15, 2018

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Using Predictive Analytics to Assess Chemical Safety: A UL Initiative

The growing demand for consumer products that are safe and effective while also less harmful to the environment is driving manufacturers to identify new and...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

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Chemicals and Compliance

Think of this document as a safety data sheet for safety data sheets; highlighting the key requirements your products must fulfill to be compliant with...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

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The Aerosol Dispensers Directive

What labeling obligations are different aerosols subject to? This useful document outlines the labeling requirements for aerosols under the Aerosol Dispensers Directive (ADD), Directive 75/324/EEC.

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

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The Aerosol Dispensers Directive

This article outlines the labeling requirements for aerosols under the Aerosol Dispensers Directive (ADD), Directive 75/324/EEC (consolidated version as of August 2017). The ADD was...

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Posted on: October 8, 2017

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Understanding SUMIs: Safe Use of Mixtures Information

What are SUMIs for? This document will provide you with a simple overview of what you need to know about SUMIs, and how to communicate...

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Posted on: July 1, 2017

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Proposition 65 – Article 6: An Overview of Amendment § 25601 in Title 27

Proposition 65 – Article 6: An Overview of Amendment § 25601 in Title 27 The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

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Exposure Scenarios in a Nutshell

What is an Exposure Scenario, and when should they be used? This simple yet invaluable guide will help you understand your obligations in relation to...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

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Toxic and Hazardous Substances Hazard Communication: Analysis of OSHA Violation Data 2010-2015

UL offers data analysis on OSHA violations from 2010-2015. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) 1910.1200 (US Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health, 2016) requires the development and...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

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Meeting the Demand for Quality Dietary Supplements

The promise of improved physical and mental health has helped drive interest in dietary supplement products here in the U.S. as well as in other...

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Posted on: October 15, 2014

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Understanding the Effective Use of Green Product Labels

Purchasing more environmentally preferable products and engaging in other sustainable behaviors is becoming the “new normal” for the majority of American adult consumers, with approximately...

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Posted on: October 11, 2014

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Cleaning Products: Increasing Transparency of Environment and Health Claims

As the market for greener cleaning products grows, so too does the use of generic or otherwise vague claims about a cleaning product’s environmental or...

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Posted on: April 28, 2014

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The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

The United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is one of the most significant regulatory changes to affect workplace health...

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Posted on: September 12, 2013

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Conflict Minerals and the Importance of Transparency in Supply Chain Management

In today’s global economy, products on the shelves of local retailers are often manufactured, assembled or produced in factories thousands of miles away and built...

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Posted on: February 1, 2013

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Chemicals in Children’s Toys: Addressing Stricter Limits and Environmental Concerns

The safety of children’s toys has been regulated in the United States and the European Union (EU) for decades. Current regulations and standards in the...

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Posted on: February 1, 2012

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Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Drinking Water

Scientific advances in pharmaceutical therapies and the growing availability of pharmaceutical drugs has done much to improve the overall health of the world’s population. But...

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Posted on: December 1, 2011

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Safety Issues for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are widely used as a power source in portable electrical and electronic products. While the rate of failures associated with their use is...

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Posted on: January 10, 2011