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How to Prepare a Downstream User Chemical Safety Report

A new guide on how to prepare a downstream user chemical safety report has been published by the European Chemicals Agency. If a downstream user’s use of a substance is not covered by the supplier’s exposure scenarios, the user has an option to prepare a downstream user chemical safety report. … Read more »

ECHA Adds Six Substances to REACH Candidate List

ECHA has added six new SVHCs to the REACH Candidate List for authorization. Companies may have new legal obligations now that these substances are included in the list. Cadmium fluoride and cadmium sulphate are added to the Candidate List as being carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction and are also identified as being of … Read more »

REACH Adds Four New Chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added four new substances to the European Union’s chemical rules — known as the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restrictions of Chemicals (REACH) program— REACH regulation Candidate List for authorization: The new substances added to the Candidate List are: Cadmium chloride 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, … Read more »

REACH Dossiers Need Improvement, Report Finds

REACH Dossiers Need Improvement, Report Finds

The quality of registration dossiers filed under the European Union’s chemical rules—known as the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restrictions of Chemicals (REACH) program—still needs to be improved, according to an evaluation report. In the 2013 evaluation report, the European Chemicals Agency found 61 percent of the 1,130 dossiers that it checked lacked … Read more »

67% of Firms Don’t Comply with REACH Rules

67% of Firms Don’t Comply with REACH Rules

Sixty-seven percent of companies inspected do not comply with European Union rules on chemicals, according to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). ECHA’s second enforcement project focused on checking the compliance of downstream users — particularly formulators of mixtures — with the essential requirements of REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of … Read more »

Shell, Exxon, Orlen Top SIN Chemical Producers List

Shell, Exxon, Orlen Top SIN Chemical Producers List

Oil companies Shell, ExxonMobil, Orlen and Total introduced the largest number of hazardous chemicals to the EU market, according to information released by the European Chemicals Agency following a lawsuit by NGO ChemSec and legal advocacy group ClientEarth. ChemSec published the names of the companies that produce or import the … Read more »