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Brexit and Reach

Join REED Smith’s REACH legal specialists and leading REACH consultants H2 Compliance for a joint webinar on the impact of BREXIT on REACH. Register now or for more information please contact the experts please use the link below. – http://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1407521/7B93AE13AB0CC07EED1A5B5EB16A1792

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Mercury Regulation in the EU

Mercury is a metal known for its toxicity to humans, animals and the ecosystem. It is currently used in a wide range of activities, including chlor-alkali chemical plants and the plastics industry, and can be found in a range of products such as thermometers, dental amalgam and light bulbs. Human activities result in over half […]

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ECHA Review SME Status

The ECHA website will be updated with a new IT tool at the end of June to assist companies in correctly identifying classification of company size. Companies must submit their company size during REACH registration. The company size determines the fee payable to ECHA for submission of registration. There is a reduced fee for small […]

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IUCLID 6 Beta – Testing Phase Complete

The final version of IUCLID 6 is now available. ECHA has been preparing the roll-out of the new software by releasing a series of Beta-versions to the public. These have been systematically released to allow users to familiarise themselves with the new system, as well as allowing for reporting of any issues with the software […]

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Landbell Group Acquires H2 Compliance

Acquisition strengthens Group’s compliance consultancy services and extends geographic presence Mainz/Dublin, March 22, 2016. The Landbell Group, the leading environmental specialist for compliance schemes, services and software solutions, and H2 Compliance, the chemical and environmental regulatory compliance services business, have today announced an agreement that the Landbell Group has acquired 100% ownership of H2 Compliance. […]

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Five Substances Added to the Candidate List

ECHA added five new substances to the candidate list in December. These five substances were included in the candidate list because they are either carcinogenic, very-persistent very-bioaccumulative or toxic to reproduction. Inclusion in the candidate may ultimately result in the substances being subject to Authorisation in the EU. If you have any queries in relation […]

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Canadian New Substance Notifications

The data requirements for these notifications range from simple characterisation to physicochemical, human health and ecotoxicological data. Data requirements are determined based on substance type, volume being imported and whether the substance is listed on the Canadian Domestic Substance List (DSL) or the Non-Domestic Substance List (NDSL). Supplemental data may be requested by the Canadian […]

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Articles in Articles

In my previous blog, “When is an article not an article?” we were awaiting the ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on whether components within articles should also be considered as articles. The ECJ ruling on the subject has been published and it has major implications for manufactures, importers and suppliers of articles […]

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Norway and Sweden Find Lack of Hazard Information in Car Care Products

Recent studies published by Norwegian and Swedish environmental agencies have heavily criticized the packaging and labelling of many car care products that are sold in both countries. The inspection report by Norway’s Environment Directorate showed that nine out of ten imported articles are labelled incorrectly. For example, many of them are inadequately child-proofed. The Norwegians […]

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Formaldehyde is now a known animal carcinogen-ECHA

Formaldehyde is now a known animal carcinogen-ECHA

One of the most basic building blocks in synthetic chemistry, formaldehyde has been determined to be a carcinogen by the ECHA Risk Assessment Committee. The panel of experts recently met to discuss the proposal made by the French Competent Authority to classify Formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen (Carcinogen Category 1A) and as a suspected […]

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