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Final three chemicals for EPA assessment

A pigment, flame retardants and solvent complete the list under TSCA reform. Chemicals may be present in products or used in manufacturing

Solvents lead EPA top 10 hazardous list

Many solvents “present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment,” and many solvents have made the list

Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act takes effect.

The EPA will evaluate hazardous chemicals under TSCA

States consider over 60 chemical regulations bills in 2016

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U.S. states work independently to consider chemical regulations because they can’t wait for the federal government to act.

U.S. States seek plastic microbead ban

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The plastic microbead conversation continues to gain momentum. Plastic microbeads are small polyethylene beads present in many consumer products including some toothpastes, body washes and other personal care items. Plastic microbeads are causing havoc in major U.S. waterways because they are small enough to pass through water treatment facilities and therefore end up in the environment. […]

Meeting the California Safer Consumer Products Regulations

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If you do not comply with the regulations, you cannot sell in California, the eighth largest economy in the world. If you are a “Responsible Party,” i.e., a manufacturer, a retailer or a brand, as defined by the Department Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), consider these five questions as you start your journey to implement the CA Safer […]

What is the California Safer Consumer Products Program?

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The California Safer Consumer Products program strives to reduce toxic chemicals in consumer products. It identifies products containing potentially harmful chemicals and asks manufacturers, brands or retailers to answer, “is it necessary to use this harmful chemical or is there a safer alternative? The California Department Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) launched the program in October […]

Norway bans textiles containing PFOA

Could this lead to a broader ban? The Environmental Agency of Norway recently published an amendment to its consumer products regulation to ban perfluorooctanoic acid, (PFOA) from consumer goods. The PFOA ban will affect textiles and take effect in 2014. This is in addition to PFOA being placed on ECHA’s substance of very high concern […]

Triclosan ban in Minnesota

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What’s next? Minnesota is clamping down on triclosan, an ingredient used in over 2000 consumer products including some toothpastes, antibacterial soaps and body washes. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill legalizing a measure banning triclosan-containing products in the state, which will go into effect January 1, 2017. Triclosan has been incorporated in consumer products for […]

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