The European Commission is taking another important step to protect EU consumers from substances known to cause cancer and reproductive health problems.
ECHA has launched 27 new public consultations on testing proposals.
The European Commission has published its decision to identify benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA) (EC 209-008-0, CAS 552-30-7) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) under Article 57(f) of REACH due to its respiratory sensitising properties.
Norway has submitted an intention to restrict the manufacture, use and placing on the market of perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid, its salts and related substances (EC -), with a planned dossier submission date of 12 April 2019.
The two-year campaign by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) will be marked by events and activities to draw attention to the impact of worker exposure to dangerous substances. The campaign promotes techniques for the proper management of dangerous substances in the workplace, such as risk assessment, elimination and substitution, by disseminating practical tools and case studies. Visit the newly launched campaign website for more information and resources.
ECHA has published an update to the Guidance document for the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), concerning Volume II – Efficacy Assessment and Evaluation (Parts B+C). The update consists of a revision of the section on product-type 5 (PT5) disinfectants in drinking water following the completion of ECHA’s project on disinfectants which addressed the efficacy assessment of PT5.
The guide provides practical advice to potential and existing registrants of the same substance to prepare and develop the substance identity profile (SIP). It complements the advice given in Appendix III of Guidance for identification and naming of substances under REACH and CLP and the Q&As.
If you are a downstream user or a distributor and no EU supplier intends to register a substance you rely on, you should consider importing it yourself and registering it.
Helsinki, 25 April 2018 – The DCG issue 21 states that downstream users may step up and register their critical substances themselves, if no registration is planned by an EU manufacturer or importer. In practice, many downstream users approach their suppliers, who are EU-based distributors of chemicals, to take up the importer role. Therefore, the DCG has decided to explicitly include the distributors within the scope of the solution.
prothioconazole (ISO); 2-[2-(1-chlorocyclopropyl)-3-(2-chlorophenyl)-2-hydroxypropyl]-2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thione/ silthiofam (ISO); N-allyl-4,5-dimethyl-2-(trimethylsilyl)thiophene-3-carboxamide/ thiophanate-methyl (ISO); dimethyl (1,2-phenylenedicarbamothioyl)biscarbamate; dimethyl 4,4′-(o-phenylene)bis(3-thioallophanate)
Helsinki, 23 April 2018 – A total of 1 314 internet advertisements were checked, with 1 083 (82 %) found to be non-compliant with the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation. The majority of the non-compliant advertisements did not contain the required information on hazards.