Health advocates sue EPA over new TSCA rules

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and other organizations ask U.S. court to review EPA’s final rules on prioritization and risk evaluation of chemicals, claim rules insufficiently protect health and environment

EPA speeds up review of new chemicals

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency eliminates backlog of over 600 new chemicals awaiting market approval, announces improved chemical review process and increased transparency

Migration of metals from ceramic and glass FCMs

EU reference laboratory for FCMs publishes report on interlaboratory comparison exercise to determine metal migration from decorated ceramic and glass tableware

France publishes EDC lists

French ecology and agriculture ministers publish lists of biocides and pesticides suspected to contain endocrine disruptors

Brazil working on industrial chemicals regulation

Brazilian Chemical Safety Agency prepares draft law to regulate industrial chemicals currently not covered by existing national policies

French NGOs demand action on nanomaterials

Eight French NGOs send open letter to country’s prime minister calling for labeling and restriction of nanomaterials in consumer products

EDC criteria for biocides progressing

EU Member States hold final discussion on criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the field of biocidal products; Commission to adopt proposed criteria soon

Progress on EDC guidance document

ECHA informs about current status of guidance document for identifying EDCs; public consultation on draft guidance will open after final adoption of EDC criteria by EU Parliament and Council

Suggestion for EU FCM regulatory change

Koni Grob of the Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich publishes two articles proposing a new approach to FCM regulation in the EU; key elements are improved compliance work by industry thanks to better enforcement and dedicated database of approved substances and materials

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