SIN List more relevant than Candidate List

International Chemical Secretariat states that SIN List is ‘more relevant’ than REACH Candidate List for companies looking to identify chemicals to substitute; exposes ECHA’s insufficient focus on ‘non-registered’ substances, lack of progress on ‘already tackled’ substances

Updated SIN Producers List

International Chemical Secretariat updates SIN Producers List, illustrates 2016-2017 trends in production of hazardous industrial chemicals

New Danish initiative to reduce toxic chemicals

Danish government grants €38.3 mio to initiative aiming to eliminate harmful chemicals such as endocrine disruptors from consumer products and food, running 2018-2021

BPA and analogues: Multiple targets and effects

Scientists highlight BPA’s interactions with multiple molecular targets besides estrogen receptor; growing body of evidence demonstrates similar pleiotropic actions of BPA substitutes such as BPS, BPF, BPAF and others

ChemSec: SIN List chemicals for Candidate List

International Chemical Secretariat responds to ECHA’s analysis of SIN List, deems current regulatory process too slow, demands adding all SIN List chemicals on SVHC Candidate List for authorization

More retailers commit to safer chemicals

Non-profit organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families publishes second annual ranking of retailers’ safer chemicals programs; 10 out of 30 retailers take adequate action on toxic chemicals

Costco adopts chemicals policy

Retailer Costco commits to reducing hazardous chemicals in consumer products, publishes list of chemicals of concern targeted in its product screening program

ECHA mobilizes stakeholders to promote substitution

ECHA plans workshops and network for supply chain to discuss and advance substitution of hazardous chemicals

Controversy over DINCH

McGill University study shows exposure of pregnant rats to DINCH results in liver metabolism impairment and ‘testicular atrophy’ in the male progeny; BASF scientists depict study as ‘flawed,’ maintain that DINCH is safe for use in food contact applications

ANSES: Not enough data on TMBPF

ANSES finds insufficient data to conclude on the potential endocrine disrupting properties of tetramethylbisphenol F (TMBPF), a bisphenol A alternative