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SC Johnson Publishes Restricted Use Ingredients

SC Johnson Publishes Restricted Use Ingredients

SC Johnson has, for the first time, published its “restricted-use” ingredients — chemicals and other materials the company limits or has banned in its products to protect human health and the environment. Eliminated ingredients include bisphenol A (BPA), mercury and mercury-containing compounds, diethyl phthalate (DEP) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The … Read more »

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EPA Adds BPA, 22 Other Chemicals to TSCA List

Twenty-three chemicals, including bisphenol A (BPA), seven phthalates and two flame retardants, have been added to the EPA’s list of chemicals for assessment under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Manufacturers of some of the newly added chemicals include Dow Chemical, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, Mexichem S.A.B de C.V., Momentive Performance Materials … Read more »

SIN List Updated, Substitution Tool Launched

ChemSec’s annual Substitute It Now, or SIN list, has been updated with the addition of 28 chemicals identified as Substances of Very High Concern, using criteria defined by the EU’s REACH regulation. In addition, the update marks the launch of SINimilarity, a tool for identifying SIN-like chemicals to assist companies … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: BPA, Fracking, WEEE Reform, Canon

A new standard, ASTM D7858, Test Method for Determination of Bisphenol A in Soil, Sludge and Biosolids by Pressurized Fluid Extraction and Analyzed by Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry, describes procedures for measuring BPA concentrations in environmental media such as soils, sludges and biosolids. The land application of biosolids and sludge could lead to elevated … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Staples, Fuel Cells, BPA Ruling

A Sacramento County Superior Court Judge ruled Friday that Bisphenol-A (BPA) must be removed from California’s list of reproductive toxicants regulated under Proposition 65, in a case brought by the American Chemistry Council, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The state’s Environmental Protection Agency added BPA to the list only the … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Prop. 65 and BPA, Anti-LEED Bill, ISO 14001

California’s Environmental Protection Agency has added Bisphenol A (BPA) to its official list of toxic chemicals subject to the rules of Proposition 65. Under Prop. 65, companies must warn the public if chemicals on the list are present in amounts greater than the maximum allowable dosage level (MADL). The state … Read more »