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ANSES talks endocrine disruptors

ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) identified five substances as priorities in its study from last month, two of which were « endocrine disruptors ».

Australian NICNAS recommend ban on DMEP in cosmetics

The Australian National Industrial Chemicals Notification Scheme has recommended a ban on the use of phthalate DMEP, di(methoxyethyl), in cosmetics.

Article 95: which processes to simplify the procurement of biocidal active substances?

ECHA implemented several measures and published recommendations in order to increase the quantity of active substances for biocidal products on the European market. The goal is to speed up and facilitate the marketing of hand sanitizers and disinfectants in Europe, in order to face the Covid-19 sanitary crisis.

The submission date for applications for authorisation of OPEs and NPEs may be postponed due to Covid-19

The European Commission's REACH Committee met on 20th November to discuss the possibility of postponing the latest application date and sunset date for 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl) phenol, ethoxylated (covering well-defined substances and UVCB substances, polymers and homologues), i.e. OPE and NPE, to participate in the fight against Coronavirus.
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Covid-19 &REACH Authorisation: ECHA contacts companies

ECHA softens the process to update applications for authorisation impacted by the Covid-19 health crisis. In order to facilitate the role of the in vitro diagnostic industry and pharmaceutical industry, the Agency is currently contacting companies which are potentially impacted by the situation.