Changes to Prop 65 ‘short-form’ warnings could carry heavy compliance costs Locked

Companies across business sectors ‘extraordinarily frustrated’ with proposal

North America, US states, United States

Democrats promise 'assertive' oversight of IRIS programme Locked

Fresh push for reforms may signal Congressional scrutiny ahead for US EPA

North America, United States

California proposes priority product listing for zinc-containing tyres Locked

Safer Consumer Products programme grants 2018 petition

North America, US states, United States

UK sets out voluntary CLP poison centre notification system Locked

Industry welcomes divergence from 'onerous, impractical' EU requirement

Europe, UK

Echa Rac agrees on classifications for melamine and BPS Locked

Melamine should be category 2 carcinogen, expert group says


Commission consults on adding endocrine disrupting phthalates to authorisation list Locked

Draft Regulation on DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP follows Echa recommendation


Echa’s Seac backs ‘temporary’ exclusion of nano from EU microplastics ban Locked

No view on options of ban or risk management measures for artificial turf


Efsa seeks feedback on approach for assessing non-monotonic effects Locked

Currently no gold standard for statistical analysis of NMDR relationships, says draft opinion


Process for deciding ‘essential use’ criteria to come next year, says Commission official Locked

Chemical Watch conference debate follows proposal for Caracal discussion

Denmark, Europe, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden

Regulatory scientists call for EU action to phase out animal tests on chemicals Locked

A new mindset is required, say Derek Knight et al


Amazon publishes restricted substances list for food contact materials Locked

Company bans PFAS, phthalates, some bisphenols and certain plastics

Europe, Global, North America, United States

Tougher measures eyed after French nano register reveals poor data Locked

Anses calls for lower threshold for declarations

Europe, France

FCM database highlights hundreds of hazardous chemicals for substitution Locked

But industry, Efsa dispute ‘data gap’ claim

Europe, Global, North America, United States

Industry, NGOs object to proposed REACH Annex changes on endocrine disruptors Locked

‘Arbitrary’ cut-off date could result in duplication of animal studies


Gillette sets goal to disclose all ingredients used in its products by 2030 Locked

Part of a wider set of sustainability targets

Global, North America, United States

Echa receives more than 50,000 Scip notifications in first month Locked

Agency congratulates ‘early adopters’ as 5 January deadline approaches


Hasbro launches chemicals management policy Locked

Applies to products and suppliers worldwide

Global, North America, United States

Indian team expands database of potential endocrine disrupting chemicals Locked

Many found in food contact materials, cosmetics and household products

Asia Pacific, India

Swedish mapping project aims to line up substances for future EU restriction Locked

Thousands of chemicals found in consumer goods, materials will help prioritise controls

Europe, Sweden

Dutch web tool screens chemicals for potential SVHCs Locked

RIVM tests tool on REACH chemicals


Amendments to REACH intermediates guidance sent back to drawing board Locked

Commission will give more time to new criteria following Caracal disapproval


Hundreds of companies push EU to uphold cosmetics animal testing ban Locked

New chemicals strategy could bring more requirements for such tests, they say


New UK public health body must have authority to ban harmful chemicals, say NGOs Locked

Health secretary Matt Hancock urged to clarify NIHP’s responsibilities

Europe, UK

European Commission starts infringement procedure on member states that missed WFD deadline Locked

Waste framework Directive sets out Echa's Scip obligations


EU chemicals strategy: German chemical industry slams hazard-based emphasis Locked

Hazard classes could 'undermine' global harmonisation, VCI says

Europe, Germany

Commission seeks input on bioelution test for alloys under CLP Locked

There is 'deadlock' in Caracal sub-group


Echa changes approach to setting concentration limits for carcinogens under CLP Locked

Agency moves to benchmark dose method, away from T25, following cobalt discussion


McDonald’s CEO must do more to address PFAS packaging claims, say campaigners Locked

Fast food giant says the materials are 'verified safe for use'

Global, North America, United States

Pre-registration of polymers draws support from EU member states Locked

Germany wants discussion; Austria concerned about lack of data


Major European review confirms that additive approach works for chemical mixtures Locked

But vast majority of studies only on binary mixtures