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U.S. FDA Bans Use Of Triclosan In Health Care Antiseptics

At the end of last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned 24 ingredients commonly used in over-the-counter (OTC) topical antiseptics. These active...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

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WHO Publishes Guidelines to Protect Workers from Nanomaterials

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP  In December 2017, the World Health Organization published guidelines to protect workers from manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs).  The WHO Guidelines on Protecting ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

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Vietnam Publishes New Circular Regulating and Guiding the Implementation of the Chemical Law and Decree 113/2017/ND-CP 

by Thuy Dang  On December 28th, 2017, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) published Circular No. 32/2017/TT-BCT providing guidance on the Chemical Law (2007)...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

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Thailand Amends its List of Hazardous Substances 

by Nathan Kongprachaya  On January 11, B.E. 2561 (2018), the Notification of the Ministry of Industry regarding List of Hazardous Substances (No. 4) was published in the Thai...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

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Five Additional Phthalates Banned From Children’s Toys

Towards the end of last year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a final rule prohibiting children’s toys and child care articles from containing...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

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Japan’s Revised CSCL Becomes Effective on April 1, 2018 

by Xunyao Fu, PhD.  On June 7, 2017, Japan published the 4th amendment to the Japanese Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL) by Law No. 53.  On December 13, 2017, Cabinet Order No. 304 was released that...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

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Companies Asked to Communicate Their Registration Intentions for 2018

The following information is excerpted from a press release from the European Chemicals Agency. ChemADVISOR, a UL company, is committed to assisting our customers meet...

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

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December 31, 2017 is Spain’s Poison Centre Deadline for Hazardous Mixtures Intended for Industrial Use

by Susana Planas MunGavin On October 17, 2017, the National Toxicology Institute of the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences (INTCF), which is the...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

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California OEHHA Clarifies Sections of Proposition 65 – Clear and Reasonable Warnings 

by Chelsea Lane  On December 6, 2017, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced the amendments to Title 27, California Code of Regulations,...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

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EPA Releases List Of Chemicals Reported Under TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently released a preliminary list of chemical substances reported under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Notification...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

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U.S. EPA Releases List of Chemicals Reported under the Active-Inactive Rule

By John J. Kowalski, CHMM The 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) to designate...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

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EPA Proposes New Reporting Requirements For Mercury

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently issued a proposed rule regarding mercury (both as an element and as part of a compound) where...

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Posted on: November 24, 2017

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Titanium Dioxide Proposed As Category 2 Carcinogen

Earlier this year, ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) concluded that the available scientific evidence meets the criteria in the CLP Regulation to classify Titanium...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

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China Requires Barcodes on Pesticide Labels 

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM  On June 21, 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) of China published the Measures for the Management of Pesticide Labels and Manuals (MOA Ministerial Order 7) with...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Publishes Final Rule to Prohibit Additional Phthalates in Children’s Toys and Child Care Articles

by Jennifer Haggerty  As mentioned in a previous article, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), under the authority of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

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Vietnam Publishes New Decree Regulating the Implementation of Several Articles of the Chemical Law 

by Thuy Dang  On October 9th, 2017, the Vietnamese Government published Decree No. 113/2017/ND-CP guiding the implementation of several articles of the Chemical Law (2007).  Key points are as follows:  Lists of industrial chemicals that are subject to conditional/limited production/trading as...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

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Taiwan Launches Single Window System For Chemical Substances Registration

by Shanice Chia On September 29, 2017, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Executive Yuan launched a single window system for new and existing chemicals...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

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Taiwan Revises Guidelines on the Handling of Regulated Toxic Chemical Substances

by Shanice Chia  Since September 26, 2017, the revised Guidelines on Regulated Toxic Chemical Substances and the Management of Their Handling was gazetted and became effective.  The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA),...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

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Taiwan Drafts Amendment on Toxic Chemical Substances Transportation Management Regulations 

by Shanice Chia   On October 12, 2017, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Executive Yuan commenced a public comment period for the draft amendment of the Toxic Chemical Substances Transportation Management Regulations. The...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

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ECHA Launches New Brexit Guidance Section

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recently launched a section on their website offering information and advice on what will happen to the regulatory obligations...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

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Proposed Amendments To Canada’s Hazardous Products Regulations

Last week, Health Canada – the government department responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) – published proposed amendments to...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

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Health Canada Publishes Proposed Amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR)  

by Alexis Sumner   As we reported on in May, Health Canada delayed GHS implementation for manufacturers and importers until June 1, 2018.  This delay was “intended to provide additional time for...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

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UK Chemicals Industry Needs To ‘Speak Up For A Better Brexit’

The UK chemicals industry has been urged to unite and make its voice heard in order to ensure the best possible chemical regulatory framework for...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

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California Passes Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017

by Chelsea Lane On October 15, 2017 California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 258, also known as the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

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