Challenges in Analysis of Complex Natural Mixtures – Faraday Discussion

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Challenges in Analysis of Complex Natural Mixtures – Faraday Discussion

October 15th, 2018

Representatives of PFA will be attending the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Faraday Discussion meeting on “Challenges in Analysis of Complex Natural Mixtures” in May 2019 at The University of Edinburgh. ‘What is this substance?’ sounds like it should be an easy question to answer, but... read more »

Does your exposure assessment leave you exposed?

May 31st, 2017

In REACH dossier and substance evaluations, the authorities are focussing increasingly on exposure scenarios. Registrants are already receiving demands for additional information on exposure and risk reduction measures. This is expected to increase in future! Both human and environmental exposure are under scrutiny. Any parameters... read more »

REACH and Post-Brexit UK

March 30th, 2017

While the United Kingdom has formally begun the wider process of withdrawing from the European Union, the status of EU-level chemical legislation in the UK after Brexit is also being considered. PFA is following closely the House of Commons  Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry ‘The... read more »

PFA at Eurotox 2015 in Porto, Portugal

October 19th, 2015

This year’s Eurotox conference was held in September in the idyllic city of Porto in Portugal, and covered a range of important issues ongoing in current regulatory toxicology. A team from PFA were among over 1500 delegates in attendance at this important annual event.... read more »

Cosmetics Compliance Summit, London, 14-16 Oct

September 30th, 2014

The Cosmetic Compliance Summit 2014 is due to take place in London in mid-October, following on from the launch of this event last year. The summit aims to provide clarification to key issues surrounding the EU Cosmetics Regulation, informing those involved in the cosmetics... read more »

Solvents Day, June 10 at University of York, promoting more sustainable solutions

May 12th, 2014

Has the time come for severe restrictions on many commonly used solvents? Chemical safety assessment and compliance with the REACH regulation may result in severe restrictions on many commonly used solvents. The restrictions will have an impact on future solvent use, and present a need... read more »

REACH impact business survey

April 1st, 2014

A survey of the impact of REACH on business has been conducted by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Nearly 200 businesses were included in the survey of the industry views and experiences of the REACH registrations completed in 2010... read more »

ECHA publishes annual evaluation report

February 28th, 2014

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published the annual evaluation report on REACH registration dossiers. The report includes recommendations for registrants. In 2013 the focus was on compliance checking, and it was found that the majority of inspected dossiers required further information to be... read more »

Some evaluative comments on REACH so far

February 19th, 2013

By early 2013, thousands of registrations of existing substances of high tonnage or priority have been submitted for REACH registration. Chemicals of lower tonnage bands have also been processed. REACH registration has brought to light significant properties of many substances, and this information has... read more »

Obama’s second term and the chemical industry: regulation and opportunity

January 9th, 2013

A recent article in Chemistry World (December 2012) highlighted two contrasting responses to Barack Obama's continuing occupancy of the White House. Some in industry see him as supporting increasing regulation, thereby making trading conditions harder in the US. Others see increasing regulation as providing... read more »