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Latest CHCS Newsletter: February 2024
Our February 2024 edition contains articles as introduced below:
The HSE announces update to the status of 90 entries in the GB MCL List relating to the 14th & 15th ATPs to the EU-CLP RegulationIn January of this year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as the Agency for the GB CLP Regulation published a document relating to the 14th and 15th Adaptations to Technical Progress (ATPs) of the European Union (EU) CLP Regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures.
22nd and 23rd Adaptations to Technical Progress of the EU CLP RegulationThe 22nd Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) of the EU CLP regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures has been notified to the World Trade Organisation, Technical Barriers to Trade Committee.
New ECHA CHEM database to be updated with the revised Classification and Labelling Inventory during 2024
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently published the first edition of the much anticipated new chemicals database, which has been called ECHA CHEM and was recently reported on by CHCS.
The first release includes information on more than 100,000 REACH registrations submitted to ECHA, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, on the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals. According to the EU Agency, the database will be populated with the redesigned Classification and Labelling Inventory later in the year, followed by the first set of regulatory lists.
Environmental Science and Policy Paper Published:
A paper recently published in Environmental Science and Policy explores citizens’ views of non-essential uses of persistent chemicals, based on a survey conducted in seven countries in the European Union (EU).
A large variation was found in what is considered non-essential uses within and between countries. However, chemical used for safety purposes were frequently considered essential. Uses related to recreation, household, and personal care were frequently considered non-essential.
Californian Proposition 65 update and review despite TSCA 2021 change to prevent state variation by introducing more stringent requirements
The United States (US) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently added bisphenol S (BPS) to the Proposition 65 list, as a reproductive toxicant (female reproductive endpoint).
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