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Chemicals in Food Coloring, and Why ‘Delay’ Is Not an Effective Management Tactic

Chemicals in Food Coloring, and Why ‘Delay’ Is Not an Effective Management Tactic

Nobody ever said that chemicals that bring the Pow Orange to spray cheese were a health food. Some studies indicate that chemicals bringing on the fun in snack foods have unhealthy side effects — particularly for children. Below, we’ve published a list of Approved Food Colorings in the U.S., right … Read more »

The U.S. Capital Wonders: What’s in Your Water?

The U.S. Capital Wonders: What’s in Your Water?

EPA Proposes 30 New Contaminants to Regulate in Public Water Systems The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted a proposal of 30 currently unregulated contaminants for monitoring in water systems.  The list consists of 28 suspicious chemicals and 2 viruses. EPA is requesting public comment on this proposal through … Read more »

Belgium Found Guilty of REACH Breach: What Does It Mean?

Belgium Found Guilty of REACH Breach: What Does It Mean?

In a key REACH compliance case recently, courts ruled against Belgium, making it the first EU Member State to be condemned by the European Court of Justice for noncompliance with REACH (Judgment of May 5, 2011 in Case 265/10 Commission vs. Belgium).  In so doing, the European courts have shown … Read more »

Policing Chemicals in the Supply Chain

Policing Chemicals in the Supply Chain

An Outlook of What to Expect 2010-2013 More sustainable products depend on more sustainable materials coming from a supply chain.  The spirit – or level of enthusiasm – for sustainable materials and stewardship in industry can be gleaned from looking at sales trends and projections for technology companies who make … Read more »

California Green Chemistry 2012: What You Need to Know

California Green Chemistry 2012: What You Need to Know

How the new CA draft regulation is different On Friday, July 27, 2012, California published an updated version of the Green Chemistry oriented legislation, called the “Safer Consumer Products Regulation.”  The 76 page document comes with a 45 day comment period  [08-2012 update: comment period extended; the new deadline is … Read more »

Lautenberg’s Latest Law: Congress Considers Chemical Plant Safety

Lautenberg’s Latest Law: Congress Considers Chemical Plant Safety

A report released last Tuesday (January 22, 2013) cites data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and concludes something disturbing. The report finds that finds 12,440 facilities across the United States put citizens at risk of dangerous chemical exposure in the event of an accident or terrorist attack. The report is called … Read more »

Swedes REACH into Textiles and Leathers

Swedes REACH into Textiles and Leathers

Three new restriction proposals for NPs and NPEs have been announced under REACH regulation.  Earlier this month, Sweden proposed intentions to restrict three substances in manufactured goods imported into the EU market: 4-nonylphenol, branched nonylphenol nonylphenol ethoxylates NPs and NPEs are grouped under alkyl phenols and their ethoxylates, used in … Read more »