Discussing database on SVHCs in products

Manufacturers criticize ECHA’s proposal for database of SVHCs in products; recycling industry welcomes the idea but is concerned about lack of coverage for products already marketed; ECHA to hold a workshop on SVHC database on October 22-23, 2018

96 substances in CoRAP for 2019-2021

ECHA publishes list of 96 substances planned to be evaluated by EU Member States in 2019-2021 under the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP)

Webinar on SIN list

ChemSec hosts webinar explaining its SIN List on October 3, 2018; registration now open

Regulatory identification of BPA as endocrine disruptor

Special issue of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology addresses regulatory identification of bisphenol A as endocrine disruptor, summarizes evidence for endocrine-mediated adverse effects on estrous cycle, mammary gland development, neurobehavior, metabolism

ECHA proposes BPA for authorization

ECHA recommends 18 substances to be subject to authorization; list includes bisphenol A and other chemicals relevant for food contact materials; public consultation open until December 5, 2018

ECHA grants over 32,000 registration numbers

ECHA issues 32,515 registration numbers for dossiers submitted by final 2018 registration deadline; 1% of dossiers rejected; non-confidential data published on ECHA’s website

ChemSec’s advice to speed up SVHC listing

NGO International Chemical Secretariat urges European Chemicals Agency’s director to encourage ‘better use’ of precautionary principle in order to speed up SVHC identification, resist industry pressure

Opinion: Ambitious SVHC database needed

European Consumer Organisation calls on ECHA to ensure database on SVHCs improves notification of and information on SVHCs in articles and products

Industry opposes update of phthalate authorization

European Plasticisers deems inclusion of endocrine disrupting properties of DEHP, DBP, BBP, DIBP in Authorization List ‘unnecessary overregulation’ that will put ‘excessive burdens’ on industry

Opinion: All SVHCs belong on Candidate List

NGO ChemSec discusses why REACH is moving too slowly and all substances meeting SVHC criteria should be added to Candidate List