Mar. 24, 2020News & Opinions
The coronavirus epidemic is interrupting regulatory activity in both chemicals and pharmaceuticals. In two examples, one from Europe, the other from the US, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
Nov. 11, 2019News & Opinions
Plans by the European Commission to classify titanium dioxide (TiO2) in inhalable powder form as a category 2 suspected human carcinogen, adopted in mid-September, may have hit a snag.
Aug. 02, 2019News & Opinions
Up to now, 59 chemical producers have signed up for the European Chemical Industry Council’s (CEFIC) Action Plan to re-evaluate their chemical safety data, the producers’ association said this week.
Jul. 03, 2019News & Opinions
Amid criticism that the chemical industry is dragging its feet on REACH, the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) has kept a pledge made in June to help bring producers into compliance with the chemicals legislation.
May. 14, 2019Topics
So in the end, both the UK and the EU backed away from the spectre of a no-deal Brexit. Originally, the UK would, as a matter of law, leave the EU on Mar. 29, 2019, with or without a withdrawal agreement. This date was then extended until ...
Feb. 25, 2019News & Opinions
In cooperation with the industrial supply chain, European chemicals agency ECHA has mapped a range of high-volume chemicals used as additives in plastics to aid in identifying substances of priority for further assessment under REACH.
Feb. 21, 2019News & Opinions
As part of an agreement with the EU Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the body that administrates REACH, will provide regular recommendations for occupational exposure limits (OELs) that protect workers exposed to hazardous ...
Nov. 23, 2018News & Opinions
In an initial reaction to news on Nov. 22 that the UK and the EU have sealed a draft agreement on Brexit, the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) said it was pleased with the outcome.
Aug. 27, 2018News & Opinions
The National Health Service (NHS) in England has given drugmakers and manufacturers of medical devices until Sept. 10 to advise on how they will stockpile their products made in Europe and sold to the British healthcare sector.
Jun. 05, 2018News & Opinions
The last registration period for existing chemicals under the EU’s REACH chemicals legislation was completed on May 31. Over the 10-year period, 21 551 substances currently sold on the EU market were registered, according to the ...
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