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Restriction of hazardous substances in tattoo inks

15-Mar-2019

ECHA’s Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted its final opinion supporting the proposal by Denmark, Italy, Norway and ECHA to restrict the placing on the market of tattoo inks and permanent make-up. Substances within the scope of the restriction include carcinogenic, mutagenic and ...

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Inspectors find phthalates in toys and asbestos in second-hand products

Hundreds of consumer products with illegal amounts of restricted chemicals

13-Feb-2018

The project report shows a relatively high number of products on the European market containing chemicals that are restricted under REACH. Inspectors in 27 European countries checked 1 009 mixtures, 4 599 articles and 17 substances. Overall, out of 5 625 targeted product checks, 18 % did not ...

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REACH is the dominant driver for substitution - more action is needed

06-Sep-2016

The REACH Regulation and other EU policies coupled with market forces have created strong drivers to avoid the use of very hazardous substances in the EU. To accelerate identifying very hazardous substances and substituting them with safer alternatives, the report recommends improving the ...

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Upcoming ECHA notification deadlines

18-Sep-2015

By 14 October 2015, companies need to notify ECHA for dialuminium chloride pentahydroxide in product type 2, i.e. disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or animals as one successful declaration of interest was received. It is now time for any interested company ...

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The first two applications for Union authorisation of biocidal products have recently been submitted to ECHA

24-Jul-2015

The first two applications for Union authorisation are for biocidal product families containing the active substance iodine. The products are used as disinfectants for veterinary hygiene purposes (biocidal product type 3). The ability for companies to apply for Union authorisation for their ...

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Get ready for the last registration deadline for chemicals

ECHA proposes 15 substances for authorisation

06-Jul-2015

15 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are recommended to be added to the REACH Authorisation List. These substances were prioritised from the Candidate List because they are used in high volumes and have widespread uses which may pose a threat to human health or the environment or can ...

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Two new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) added to the Candidate List

17-Jun-2015

The first new entry covers a series of mixed alkyl diesters (EC 271-094-0, CAS 68515-51-5; EC 272-013-1, CAS 68648-93-1) which were added to the list due to their reproductive toxicity properties where they contain ≥ 0.3% of dihexyl phthalate (EC No. 201-559-5). These substances are used for ...

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Assessing read-across – how ECHA does it

Read-across is the most commonly used alternative to testing chemicals on animals under REACH

28-May-2015

Read-across – predicting unknown properties of one chemical from known properties of similar chemicals – is a scientific method for filling data gaps on the effects of chemicals.The aim of the Read-Across Assessment Framework (RAAF) is to provide a structured approach to the scientific evaluation ...

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ECHA focuses on substances that matter most

26-Mar-2015

The SVHC Roadmap 2020 involves screening, assessment and the analysis of further risk management options for substances of concern. The aim of the Roadmap is to have all relevant substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List.This Annual Report describes the main achievements and ...

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ECHA's annual evaluation report published

REACH Evaluation Report 2014 shows that a considerable share of the examined registration dossiers still requires improvement

02-Mar-2015

The annual evaluation report covers the Agency's evaluation activities and the corresponding output. In 2014, the focus of dossier evaluation activities shifted to testing proposals from the 2013 registration deadline. The Agency concluded 239 examinations and took 129 decisions. In 112 cases, ...

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