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On-site detection of hazardous substances

05-Jun-2019

Together with partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer IAF has developed a hand-held scanner for hazardous substances within the EU project CHEQUERS. The sensor detects explosive, toxic and other dangerous substances in real time and will help emergency personnel with on-site detections at ...

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Is there something up with stinky inflatable pool toys?

Potentially hazardous substances identified in four inflatable toys

21-Apr-2017

Inflatable toys and swimming aids, like bathing rings and arm bands, often have a distinctive smell which could indicate that they contain a range of potentially hazardous substances. Some of these compounds, which include carbonyl compounds, cyclohexanone, phenol and isophorone, might be ...

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First look inside nanoscale catalysts shows 'defects' are useful

13-Jan-2017

Using one of the world's brightest light sources to peer inside some of the world's smallest particles, scientists have confirmed a longstanding hypothesis: that atomic disorder or "defects" at the edges of nanoparticles is what makes them effective as chemical change agents. The process by which ...

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How good is the measurement method?

Three more interlaboratory tests on safety of chemicals

29-Nov-2016

The causes of accidents can be diverse, whether it is an explosion in a chemical plant or a fire on a dangerous goods freighter. Prevention starts in the laboratory where chemicals are tested for their hazardous properties. Safety experts, haulage contractors or traders must be able to rely on ...

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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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Recognizing and avoiding dangers in the laboratory

analytica special show

29-Feb-2016

In many cases, even the slightest mistake can have devastating consequences. Dealing with hazardous materials in the laboratory calls for extreme caution. Visitors attending analytica (May 10–13, 2016, Messe München) can find out how laboratory employees should act and what protective measures ...

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CLP Regulation: the clock is ticking

16-Jul-2014

Manufacturers and importers of chemical products have less than one year to implement the requirements of the new CLP Regulation.The transition period for implementing the new classification and labelling of chemical products will expire on 1 June 2015. The new rules will also impact ...

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End of the CLP transitional period

23-May-2014

The transition regulation that allows hazardous substances to be classified and labelled according to the old EU preparations directive remains valid for only another twelve months. For importers and formulators of chemical products such as cleaners, adhesives, paints and lubricants, it is now ...

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analytica 2014: New special exhibit for occupational health and safety

13-Feb-2014

Many laboratory workers believe they know the dangers of their work inside out. However, the fact that work accidents still occur on a regular basis shows just how important it is to keep abreast of safety issues. For the first time ever, the analytica 2014 is offering the Special Exhibit for ...

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Target met for 5% compliance checks of the 2010 registration dossiers

16-Jan-2014

By 1 December 2010, the industry registered the substances manufactured or imported in quantities of more than 1 000 tonnes per year and also the most hazardous substances (carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic to reproduction; persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic and very persistent and very ...

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