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The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) Flags Dangers of Bisphenol A (BPA)

By Paul Davies and Michael Green On 16 June 2017, the Member State Committee (MSC) of the ECHA unanimously agreed to identify BPA as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) under the REACH regime. BPA is common in a variety of household products, typically used in the manufacture of plastics and resins found in … Continue Reading

Chemicals Legislation Faces New Reforms in the UK, Europe and US post Brexit

By Paul Davies, Julia Hatcher and Alice Gunn Barack Obama signed the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act on 22 June of this year. This Act, which came into immediate effect, amends the core provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the primary federal law governing chemicals for the … Continue Reading

European Commission Publishes Chemicals Legislation Roadmaps

By Paul Davies and Alice Gunn The European Commission published two evaluation and fitness check roadmaps in May this year. These roadmaps will assist the Commission in assessing whether the current legislative framework for chemicals, including REACH, is fit-for-purpose and delivers as expected. Together with the ongoing evaluation of 24 EU Directives in the area … Continue Reading

Chemical Companies to Face Increased Obligations under REACH

By Michael Green and Glen Jeffries The recent judgment by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) clarified the definition of “article” under the REACH Regulation 2006 ((EC) No 1907/2006). REACH is a regulation that concerns the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals in the EU and REACH ensures that chemical manufacturers and suppliers that are … Continue Reading
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