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Promising biobased alternatives to polar aprotic solvents

07-Dec-2017

A report from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research commissioned by RIVM (the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) has revealed a number of promising biobased alternatives to the controversial polar aprotic solvents NMP, DMAc and DMF. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research ...

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REACH inspectors find that not all companies are complying with authorisation requirements

23-Jun-2017

Inspectors in 17 European countries have checked compliance with the authorisation obligations under REACH for the use and placing on the market of 13 substances of very high concern with sunset dates in 2015. Inspections in companies that used or placed the substances on the market showed a rate ...

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MSC unanimously agrees that Bisphenol A is an endocrine disruptor

19-Jun-2017

The Member State Committee (MSC) supported the French proposal to additionally identify Bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern because of its endocrine disrupting properties which cause probable serious effects to human health. The committee also agreed to identify the substance PFHxS as ...

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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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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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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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ChemSec calls for an effective authorisation process, leading industry provide support for REACH

EU’s REACH authorisation process needs to be improved, as investments in green solutions do not necessarily pay off

13-Feb-2015

ChemSec released its position on the authorisation process; coupled with related opinions from some of Europe’s leading industry, calling for clear guidelines and a strong connection to REACH’s original intentions. And while ChemSec recognizes the need to simplify the authorisation process, it ...

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ECHA is prioritising CMR substances for risk management

21-Jan-2015

ECHA's new CMR report shows that companies are adhering well to the harmonised classification of substances which have carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic properties (CMRs). The report furthermore identifies over a thousand CMR substances that potentially merit further regulatory action such as ...

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Six new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) added to the Candidate List and one entry updated

19-Dec-2014

ECHA has added six new SVHCs to the Candidate List, based on the agreement of the Member State Committee and updated an existing entry to address an additional reason for inclusion.Cadmium fluoride and cadmium sulphate are added to the Candidate List as being ‘Carcinogenic’, ‘Mutagenic’, ‘Toxic ...

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