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Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4), decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) and dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) substances restricted under EU Comission Regulation

Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4), decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) and dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) substances restricted under EU Comission Regulation

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2024/1328 of 16 May 2024 Entry 70 of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 is replaced by the following: The substances shall not be placed on the market as a substance on its own, as a component of other substances, or in mixtures, if its concentration is equal to or greater than 0.1% by weight after June 6, 2026…

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Restriction proposal on chromium (VI) to cover more substances

Restriction proposal on chromium (VI) to cover more substances

ECHA/NR/24/13 The European Commission has requested ECHA to broaden the scope of the REACH restriction proposal to cover at least 12 chromium (VI) substances. Helsinki, 8 May 2024 – ECHA has received an updated mandate from the Commission to prepare a proposal for a possible restriction on chromium (VI) substances. This update complements the original request from September 2023, which focused on two…

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The essential use concept in EU legislation dealing with chemicals

The essential use concept in EU legislation dealing with chemicals

The essential use concept in EU legislation addressing chemicals is a framework designed to determine when the use of certain substances is necessary for societal needs. It aims to balance health, safety, and environmental concerns with societal demands. This concept entails identifying uses that are critical for health, safety, or societal functioning, while also assessing the availability of alternatives. Through…

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Drinking Water Directive

Drinking Water Directive

The European Commission has published six new legal acts under the Drinking Water Directive. These set out the framework for minimum hygiene requirements for materials and for the certification of products that come in contact with our drinking water. This new regulatory framework includes: European positive lists of starting substances, compositions and. constituents that are authorised for use in the manufacturing…

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Joint Europe-wide assessment of the drivers and impact of chemical pollution by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Joint Europe-wide assessment of the drivers and impact of chemical pollution by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

ECHA/NR/24/11  The chemicals strategy for sustainability towards a toxic-free environment (CSS) embraces two overarching goals of the chemicals legislation: preventing harm to people and the planet from hazardous chemicals and their toxic effects and supporting EU industry in the production of safe and sustainable chemicals.  As one of the CSS actions, the European Environment Agency (EEA), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)…

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EkotoxInfo 2/2023 

EkotoxInfo 2/2023 

We encourage you to read the current issue of EkotoxInfo chemical legislation news. In the summary in Febuary 2023 EkotoxInfo you will find the following topics: European Commission published in january 2023 „Transition pathway for the chemical industry“ New product categories for notifying poison centres Monomer and polymer guidance updated REACH Conference will be held in Bratislava 22-23 of May…

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