New Year 2015 and REACH-Related Forecasts

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New Year 2015 and REACH-Related Forecasts

January 7th, 2015

In the year 2015 it will be important for smaller companies to commit to action for the 2018 REACH deadline for substances up to 100 tonnes per year (phase 3).  Testing to support phase 1 and phase 2 registrations is still in full swing,... 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 »

EC accept Comet assay

March 18th, 2014

The European Commission Member State Committee have accepted that the Comet assay can be used to follow up in vitro mutagenicity results. This can be combined with an in vivo micronucleus assay, which will give more information to establish the potential of a chemical... read more »

Downstream Users, exposure scenarios and scaling

March 10th, 2014

Many downstream users (DUs) utilize chemicals classified as hazardous under REACH legislation. It is the responsibility of the supplier to provide DUs with extended safety data sheets (eSDSs), which include exposure scenarios. Information is provided about the life cycle of the substance, and the... 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 »

Focus on Soil and Sediment Endpoints in REACH

October 14th, 2013

It has become clear that ECHA is casting a critical eye over how soil and sediment endpoints have been dealt with in chemical safety assessment in higher-level registrations for REACH. This could result in the need for many registrants to re-visit their dossiers and... read more »

New Biocidal Product Regulation

September 5th, 2013

The new Biocidal Product Regulation  (BPR, 528/2012) entered into application on the of 1st of September, replacing the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD, 98/9/EC).  The new Regulation aims to harmonise the biocides market on Union level, simplify the authorisation and approval of active substances and introduce... read more »

European Food Safety Authority Evaluation of Aspartame

February 18th, 2013

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has scrutinized aspartame for its safety as use in food as an artificial sweetener, since its use was initially approved in the U.S. The sweetener is metabolised into aspartic acid, methanol and phenylalanine, constituents which have given basis... read more »