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Restriction and authorisation found to drive replacement of harmful chemicals
While restrictions and authorisation directly encourage European industry to substitute harmful chemicals, ECHA’s support for substitution has also played a role. ECHA’s two published reports uncover both the direct and indirect effects of REACH in driving substitution. Based on a survey of industry more
Inspectors find phthalates in toys and asbestos in second-hand products
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 comply more
REACH inspectors find that not all companies are complying with authorisation requirements
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 of more
Due to their health hazards, NMP and DMF are now included in the REACH restriction list. If you had regularly used these solvents, you’ll be glad to know we offer a perfect alternative: Cyrene™. Our “green” dipolar aprotic bicyclic chiral solvent is harmless for users, safer for the environment, and more
You’re using surfactants like Triton X-100? The REACH clock is ticking …
In the new Application Note "Comparison of Greener Detergents in Mammalian Cell Lysis & Downstream Applications" more
The term ‘chemophobia’ has been used on social media amongst chemists with increasing regularity over the past year. Defined as ‘a fear of chemicals’, more specifically it refers to the growing tendency for the public to be suspicious and critical of the presence of any man-made (synthetic) chemical more