EC: REACH amendments for nanomaterials

EU Commission publishes draft regulation amending REACH Annexes ‘to address nanoforms of substances’; consultation open until November 6, 2017

Public consultation on 9 new SVHCs

ECHA opens public consultation on proposals for 9 substances of very high concern, including BPA as environmental endocrine disruptor; deadline for comments is October 20, 2017

EU adds CMRs to REACH restriction list

EU Commission places over 20 carcinogenic, mutagenic, or reprotoxic substances on Annex XVII list of restricted substances under REACH; amendment includes substances relevant for food contact such as BPA

Information on chemicals in products for clean circular economy

NGOs respond to EU Commission consultation on chemicals, products and waste in the circular economy; call for EU information system disclosing substances of concern in products

REACH workshop on environmental EDCs

ECHA holds workshop discussing the authorization process for environmental endocrine disruptors under REACH on August 22, 2017 in Brussels; registration open until August 2, 2017

Webinar on EU EDC criteria

Chemical Watch holds webinar on EU Commission’s criteria to identify endocrine disruptors under pesticides, biocides and REACH regulation on July 27, 2017

Joint action on PFASs needed

Nordic Council calls for prompt action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances; suggests measures to take in the areas public awareness, regulation, monitoring, and research

PFHxS added to Candidate List

European Chemicals Agency adds perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) to candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC); updates entries for BPA and four phthalates to include endocrine disrupting properties for human health

ECHA updates guidance on SVHCs in articles

ECHA publishes comprehensive update of guidance on substances of very high concern in articles, clarifies companies’ communication and notification obligations

Restriction of 4 phthalates progressing

ECHA’s Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis issues final opinion in favor of banning endocrine disrupting phthalates DEHP, DBP, DIBP, and BBP in consumer articles; all 4 phthalates relevant for food contact materials