EU authorities to inspect communication of information on hazardous substances in the supply chain and at workplaces

January 31st, 2017

The importance of communication in the supply chain is highly significant and a key focus of REACH legislation. The information supplied on hazardous substances needs to be clear between all sectors to ensure safe handling and use.  This is facilitated with clear communication during... read more »

VACANCY: Senior Scientist for Human Exposure and Risk Assessment of Chemicals (c/d 12/2/17)

January 6th, 2017

The PFA group of companies has a position available for an experienced senior scientist to work on human exposure and risk assessment of chemical substances, as part of an existing team. This opportunity has arisen due to the increasing demands on our services (REACH... read more »

PFA Looking Forward to 2017

December 21st, 2016

2016 has been a year in which political change in Europe has been signposted but has not yet arrived fully. There will be negotiations about “Brexit”, pressures on political institutions and systems previously seen as unchanging, and we can expect to see concerns about... read more »

Microplastics – Sources, Risk and Regulation

November 30th, 2016

The presence of microplastics and microbeads[1] in the aquatic (freshwater and marine) environment has been a focus of much public debate over recent years, at both European and world-wide levels. Regulators have been considering what actions are necessary to reduce microplastics in the environment. Meanwhile,... read more »

Environmental assessment of ‘upstream’ sites – an opportunity to co-ordinate

September 5th, 2016

REACH takes a generic approach to exposure assessment, working on a substance-by-substance basis. A precautionary approach is intrinsic to the methodology, meaning that refinement or control are often necessary.Industry associations for different chemicals sectors have been active in preparing SPERCs. These are still intended... read more »