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In March, the EU asked for clarity on proposed BPA exemptions in FCM restrictions, while the European Parliament supported stricter restrictions on chemicals in children’s toys. 

In the US, TSCA release PFAS workshop and a draft risk evaluation on the risk of formaldehyde. 

Meanwhile, in Asia-Pacific, Shanghai implements QR code labeling for hazardous substances, and India drafts guidelines against greenwashing. 

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Europe

Regulatory content and sustainability intelligence

ECHA names substances for member state evaluation in 2024-2026

21 March 2024 | Ten chemicals to be assessed this year under CoRAP

Regulatory content and sustainability intelligence

European Parliament backs safer chemical measures for toys

14 March 2024 | Amendments would tackle PFAS, bisphenols, more substances of concern

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EU industry groups seek clarity on proposed BPA exemptions in FCM restriction

13 March 2024 | NGOs push for broadened scope of targeted bisphenols in consultation

North America

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Formaldehyde poses unreasonable risk, US EPA says in TSCA draft risk evaluation

15 March 2024 | Agency emphasises ‘unique challenge’ to evaluating the ubiquitous substance

Regulatory content and sustainability intelligence

RMP changes require US chemical facilities to account for natural hazards

7 March 2024 | Rule update will also require backup power for equipment that detects accidental releases

Regulatory content and sustainability intelligence

Unique TSCA workshop on PFAS could inform testing strategy, other efforts

28 February 2024 | Fourth PFAS test order imminent, as agency sets out standards for faster development

Asia-Pacific

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India drafts guidelines against greenwashing

15 March 2024 | CCPA seeks comments on proposals to stop false environmental claims

Regulatory content and sustainability intelligence

China updates methods to test for RoHS2 restricted substances in electronics

4 March 2024 | GB/T 39560 standards apply from 1 March

Regulatory content and sustainability intelligence

Shanghai implements QR code labelling requirements for hazardous substances

28 February 2024 | Every batch of raw materials or products must have unique code

Global

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Scientists urge hazard- and group-based assessments of chemicals in plastics

14 March 2024 | Mandating transparency, encouraging SSbD principles among recommendations to policy makers

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World Bank: cadmium exposure cost society globally up to $5tn in 2019

13 September 2023 | Research estimates three million possible deaths from cardiovascular disease

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Draft UN plastics treaty floats ban on chemicals and polymers of concern

7 September 2023 | Three options in text for limiting hazardous substances in plastic production