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ASEAN Cosmetics Directive Annexes II, III, and VII amended

21 Aug 2019

Asia Cosmetics

On 15 July 2019, updates to the Annexes of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Cosmetics Directive were adopted at the 30th ASEAN Consultative Committee (ACC) meeting. The following su…

Canada DSL updated

20 Aug 2019

North America Canada

The following substances have been added to Canada’s Domestic Substances List (DSL): Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me, 3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)propyl Me, ethoxylated propoxylated Cashew, nutshell l…

Germany AwSV List of published WGK classifications updated

20 Aug 2019

Europe

On 8 August 2019, the German Ordinance on Facilities Handling Substances That Are Hazardous to Water (AwSV) List of published water hazard class (WGK) classifications was updated. The following substa…

Plastics in contact with food Regulation Annex I amended

20 Aug 2019

Europe

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food has been amended as per Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1338 of 8 August 2019. The foll…

6 REACH Testing proposal consultations launched

20 Aug 2019

Europe GHS REACH

On 16 August 2019, ECHA started a 45 day public commenting period on 6 testing proposals for the following substances: Benzene, diethenyl- and Benzene, ethenylethyl- N,N’-dimethyldiphenylthiuram disul…

2 substances notified to the RoI for SVHCs

20 Aug 2019

Europe REACH SVHC

On 19 August 2019, the following substances were notified to the Registry of Intentions for Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs): 4,4’-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol Resorcinol This brought the num…

Vermont State, Toxic-Free Families Act amended

15 Aug 2019

North America USA

On 15 August 2019, the Vermont Department of Health adopted amendments to the Toxic-Free Families Act and its Chemicals of High Concern to Children (CHCC) list. 20 CHCCs have been added, to incorporat…

Canada DSL updated

13 Aug 2019

North America Canada

The following substances have been added to Canada’s Domestic Substances List (DSL): L-Glutamic acid, N,N-bis(carboxylmethyl)- Nickel, [1,3-dihydro-5,6-bis[[(2-hydroxy-1-naphthalenyl)methylene]amino]-…

Germany AwSV List of published WGK classifications updated

13 Aug 2019

Europe

On 5 August 2019, the German Ordinance on Facilities Handling Substances That Are Hazardous to Water (AwSV) List of published water hazard class (WGK) classifications was updated. The following substa…

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