ECHA committees agree on restriction of 4 phthalates

ECHA’s Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-Economic Analysis support proposal to ban endocrine disrupting phthalates DEHP, DBP, DIBP, and BBP in various articles; all 4 substances relevant for food contact materials

SIN list updated

ChemSec adds 50 new substances to SIN List; includes latest additions to REACH Candidate List as well as newly classified carcinogens, mutagens, or reprotoxicants

Toxicological data missing in REACH registration dossiers

ECHA publishes 2016 REACH evaluation progress report; compliance checks reveal lack of sufficient chemical safety data in majority of evaluated registration dossiers

ECHA verifies REACH registration dossiers

ECHA manually checks completeness of over 1,500 substance dossiers; information on data waiving, substance identity, testing proposals, and chemical safety reports need improvement

Four phthalates recognized as hormone disrupting for humans

EU REACH Committee classifies DEHP, DBP, BBP, and DIBP as substances of very high concern due to their endocrine disrupting effects in humans

ECHA selects 162 substances for examination

ECHA screening shortlists 162 potentially hazardous substances for further scrutiny by EU Member States; list not publicly available

Member States discuss EDC criteria

DG SANTE publishes latest meeting minutes on revised EDC criteria, summarizes different concerns raised by EU Member States

EFSA seeking stakeholder experts for EDC guidance

EFSA looking for stakeholder experts to consult drafting of guidance on identification of endocrine disruptors; deadline for nominations is January 31, 2017

BPA and 3 more substances added to SVHC list

ECHA includes four new substances of very high concern in Candidate List; bisphenol A listed as reproductive toxicant

Outline of EDC guidance

EFSA and ECHA publish outline of guidance enabling identification of endocrine disruptors; public consultation on draft guidance scheduled for summer 2017