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December 29, 2010
Demand will be driven by increasingly stringent safety and flammability standards and the rising use of plastic products, says a recent report from The Freedonia Group (Cleveland)....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Flame-Retardant-Demand-to-Grow-6-percent-Annually_31838.html
December 22, 2010
The majority of U.S. survey respondents say they are aware of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and most of those that have heard of it have some concerns related to environmental...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Survey-Tracks-U-S-Fracking-Awareness-Concerns_31765.html
December 22, 2010
The European Commission has issued draft legislation to strengthen the rules on the control of major accidents involving hazardous chemicals. Proposed changes to the so-called Seveso...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EU-Rolls-Out-Plans-to-Strengthen-Plant-Safety-Legislation_31739.html
December 21, 2010
U.S. government agencies, including the U.S. EPA have signed a statement of intent to cooperate with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) on issues relating to chemical safety and regulation. ECHA is the body responsible for implementing the Regulation, Authorisation and Evaluation of Chemicals (Reach) program in the European Union (EU). Under the terms of the agreement, the organizations would share knowledge and exchange experiences and best practices on chemicals management in areas including scientific collaboration and information exchange.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-and-European-Chemicals-Agency-Sign-Statement-of-Intent-to-Cooperate-update-with-analysis_31718.html
December 13, 2010
Both products are used primarily in fruit and vegetable crops, and are effective replacements for methyl bromide, an ozone-depleting fumigant that has been phased out for all but essential uses....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Amvac-Buys-Two-Insecticides-From-Bayer-CropScience_31559.html
December 8, 2010
California's Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) says  it will register methyl iodide, a fumigant pesticide on California's list of cancer-causing chemicals, with the "most stringent restrictions in the nation."...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/California-OKs-Methyl-Iodide_31425.html
December 7, 2010
EPA has asked federal judges to extend the court-ordered deadline for finalizing its rule governing emissions from industrial boilers. A final rule for EPA’s maximum achievable...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Seeks-Extension-to-Court-Ordered-Boiler-MACT-Deadline_31401.html
December 7, 2010
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturers have welcomed a recent ruling by the European Parliament to allow the continued use of PVC without restrictions in electronic goods. The ruling...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EU-Industry-Welcomes-Continued-Use-of-PVC-in-Electronics_31394.html
December 6, 2010
The New York State Assembly has approved a moratorium on hydrofracking, or fracking until May 15, 2011 in order to allow more analysis of the controversial drilling technique. New...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/New-York-Set-to-Enact-Fracking-Moratorium_31381.html
December 6, 2010
The European Union (EU) will ban polycarbonate containing bisphenol A (BPA) for use in baby feeding bottles from June 1, 2011. The proposed ban was agreed on recently by a committee of government experts from EU member states. The EU’s decision comes two months after a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Brussels) advisory panel concluded there is no scientific data to support revising its Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for BPA in food packaging. However, a minority opinion by one panel member expressed concern about the weight of evidence indicating the most at-risk groups are pregnant or lactating women. “In particular, avoiding bottles made out of polycarbonate for formula-fed infants could significantly reduce their potential exposure,” she wrote....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EU-to-Ban-BPA-in-Baby-Bottles-Beginning-in-Mid-2011_31372.html
December 6, 2010
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD; Paris) industrial chemicals database, eChemPortal, has updated its methodology to allow for searches based on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/OECD-Revamps-Chemical-Database-Search-Function_31377.html
November 26, 2010
The European Union (EU) has banned polycarbonate that contains bisphenol A (BPA) in baby feeding bottles from June 1, 2011. The ruling has been made due to health concerns relating to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Europe-Bans-Bisphenol-A-in-Baby-Bottles-from-Mid-2011_31209.html
November 26, 2010
Roquette (Lestrem, France), the world’s fourth largest producer of starch, says it plans to start producing commercial volumes of a range of bioplasticisers and biopolymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Roquette-Develops-Low-Toxicity-Bio-Alternatives-to-Phthalates-Bisphenol-A_31207.html
November 24, 2010
Metabolomics isn’t a field of science that many in the chemicals industry are familiar with, but it’s about to become a significant one for the sector. The metabolome is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Sustainable-Chemicals-Why-Metabolomics-Should-be-on-Industrys-Radar_31156.html
November 23, 2010
DuPont has agreed to settle a West Virginia class action lawsuit for $70 million, including periodic medical testing and check-ups for plaintiffs for a period of 30 years. DuPont...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/DuPont-Settles-Spelter-WV-Class-Action-for-$70-Million_31171.html
November 23, 2010
Food and industrial starch supplier Penford (Centennial, CO) says it is developing a renewable-based replacement for perfluoronated acrylic polymers used to provide oil and grease...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Penford-Pursuing-PFOA-Replacement_31000.html
November 22, 2010
EPA has proposed a list of 134 substances to screen for potential endocrine disrupting effects. The agency also has proposed draft policies that it will use to order the testing process, minimize duplicative testing, and to promote equitable cost-sharing. Public comments are due December 17. Companies producing listed chemicals will receive test orders next year "to compel them to generate data to determine whether their chemicals may disrupt the estrogen, androgen and thyroid pathways of the endocrine system," the agency says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Proposes-134-Substances-for-Endocrine-Screening_31141.html
November 22, 2010
Cefic has disclosed that it will fund six new research projects to further scientific understanding about the environmental and human health impact of chemicals. The projects are part of Cefic’s Long-range Research Initiative (LRI) which has been running for more than 10 years at a cost of about €4 million ($5.5 million)/year. The projects selected are designed to address four critical areas of scientific methodology; scientific tools for enabling the acceptance of new technologies; understanding about the effects of mixtures of chemicals; and the health threats posed by the inhalation of certain chemicals, says Bruno Hubesch, program manager/Cefic LRI....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Cefic-Funds-Six-New-LRI-Testing-Projects_31146.html
November 22, 2010
ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley said last week that industry will not back away from efforts to overhaul the Toxic Substances Reform Act (TSCA) despite changes in control of Congress...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/TSCA-Boiler-Regs-Top-ACC-Legislative-Agenda_31139.html
November 22, 2010
An amendment seeking to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby products such as bottles and sippy cups has been blocked, says the measure’s sponsor Senator Dianne Feinstein (D....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/BPA-Amendment-Fails-in-U-S-Senate_31140.html
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