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Updates on New and Evolving Chemical Regulations Worldwide, and Implications for Global Business.

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Four New Substances Added to the EU REACH Candidate List
The list of “substances of very high concern” (SVHCs) has grown to 173 with the recent addition of four chemicals and compounds to the list by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The four new SVHCs can be found here. These four substances were identified as...
Jan 16, 2017 5:30 PM ET
Leading Global Brands Set the Bar for Chemical Transparency
In its 2016 Global Responsibility Report released in April, Walmart reported that they successfully reduced usage of 10 priority chemicals in home and personal care products by 95%. Just earlier this month, Walmart...
Jul 28, 2016 2:35 PM ET
Okeo Institute Recommends Cadmium Exemption in Displays
Earlier this month Okeo Institute, the advisory organization to the EU on RoHS exemptions, recommended a 3-year exemption for the usage of cadmium-selenium quantum dot (CdSe QD) technology in LED displays, as well as cadmium in color...
Jun 17, 2016 4:00 PM ET
U.S. Senate Passes TSCA Reform
The U.S. Senate passed the TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) Reform bill on June 7 with strong support. The bill is now headed to the President’s desk and is expected to be signed into law. The version of the TSCA...
Jun 13, 2016 1:00 PM ET
Senate to Move Forward on TSCA Reform Next Week
The version of the TSCA Reform bill (TSCA Modernization Act of 2015) currently pending the Senate’s vote was initially blocked from fast passage in the Senate due to Senator Rand Paul’s single objection. The Senate is now slated to...
Jun 3, 2016 5:45 PM ET