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May 9, 2012
Dow Chemical says it has signed a contingent commercial offtake agreement with Solazyme (San Francisco), an  algae-based oils firm, for Solazymes to supply  oils for biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Dow-and-Solazyme-Sign-Commercial-Offtake-Agreement_43178.html
May 8, 2012
Eastman Chemical announced the startup of its non-phthalate plasticizer manufacturing facility at Texas City, Texas. The new facility will primarily produce Eastman 168 non-phthalate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Eastman-Opens-Texas-City-Plasticizer-Plant_43300.html
May 7, 2012
The U.S. FDA says it is taking several steps to ensure that imported drugs meet the same rigorous standards for safety and quality as those manufactured domestically. The FDA detailed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-FDA-Steps-Up-Scrutiny-of-Imported-Drugs_43260.html
May 7, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has begun work on a scientific assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) that will focus on the potential for adverse health...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EFSA-Begins-Review-of-Bisphenol-A_43258.html
April 30, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has begun work on a scientific assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) that will focus on the potential for adverse health...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EFSA-Begins-Review-of-BPA-with-Focus-on-Low-Dose-Effects_43116.html
April 26, 2012
Industry representatives told U.S. lawmakers recently that the process used to compile the National Report on Carcinogens (RoC) lacks proper criteria for ensuring the scientific data...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Lawmakers-Review-Carcinogens-Report_43040.html
April 23, 2012
U.S. EPA has announced a proposed rule to require electronic reporting for certain information submitted to the agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The rule would...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-to-Require-Electronic-Reporting-for-TSCA-Data_42914.html
April 23, 2012
Fracking, the controversial method using water and chemicals to recover underground gas from shale rocks, should be allowed to continue in the U.K. if certain procedures are followed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-K-Officials-Fracking-May-Continue-as-Long-as-Certain-Precautions-are-Taken_42900.html
April 23, 2012
The C8 Science Panel, an independent scientific panel approved by DuPont as part of a class action lawsuit, has found that there is a “probable link” between...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Panel-in-Class-Action-Case-Links-PFOA-to-Certain-Cancers_42902.html
April 23, 2012
EPA issued final air pollution standards that require hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” operations use emission-capture technology, but conceded to industry pressure...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Issues-Final-Air-Rules-for-Fracking_42901.html
April 17, 2012
The C8 Science Panel, an independent scientific panel approved by DuPont as part of a class action lawsuit, has found that there is a “probable link” between...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Study-Finds-Probable-Link-of-PFOA-to-Kidney-and-Testicular-Cancer-in-Humans_42717.html
April 17, 2012
By Geert Dancet,  Executive Director, ECHA  We in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) are now looking forward to the fourth Helsinki Chemicals Forum in May. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Reach-Alternative-Tests-of-Long-term-Toxicity-Require-Discussion_42726.html
April 7, 2012
Health Canada (Ottawa) has issued a preliminary risk assessment of the antimicrobial triclosan, saying it has no evidence triclosan is harmful to human health but that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Canadian-Assessment-Finds-Triclosan-May-Harm-Freshwater-Organisms_42571.html
April 7, 2012
The U.S. FDA has rejected a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) requesting restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. NRDC...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/FDA-Declines-NRDC-Petition-for-Stricter-BPA-Rules_42570.html
April 3, 2012
The U.S. FDA has rejected a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC: Washington) requesting restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. NRDC...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/FDA-Rejects-Petition-to-Restrict-BPA-in-Food-Packaging-Update_42416.html
April 2, 2012
Health Canada has issued a preliminary risk assessment of the antimicrobial triclosan, saying it is not harmful to human health but “significant amounts can cause harm to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Canadas-Triclosan-Assessment-Identifies-Potential-Harm-to-the-Environment_42432.html
March 29, 2012
Bioplastics firm DaniMer Scientific (Bainbridge, GA) has partnered with Myriant (Quincy, MA) to use biobased succinic acid in the production of polymers. The two firms have already...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Myriant-Forms-Bioplastic-Partnership_42377.html
March 28, 2012
The U.S. FDA has through March 31 to respond to a petition seeking restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/FDA-Response-to-BPA-Petition-Due-by-April-1_42352.html
March 28, 2012
Canadian public health officials are preparing to release a preliminary risk assessment for the antimicrobial triclosan, and the findings could have widespread commercial implications...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Canadas-Triclosan-Risk-Assessment-Slated-for-Release-March-31_42341.html
March 26, 2012
EPA has proposed significant new use requirements for five groups of substances including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), part of the agency’s ongoing effort to improve...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Proposes-SNURs-for-Five-Groups-of-Chemicals_42287.html
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