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Hazardous chemicals found in many consumer products

An EU-wide enforcement project of the ECHA Forum found excessive levels of hazardous chemicals, such as lead and phthalates, in products that are sold to consumers. In total 18 % of the inspected products breached the EU laws.

In December 2022, the ECHA published the results of the enforcement project REF-10 covering REACH restrictions, duties applicable to substances in articles under REACH, POP restrictions and restrictions derived from the Toys and the ROHS Directives. Among others, the Phthalates, Pb, Ni, and PFOA were in focus.

Regulatory Resources and Reports and Updates

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U.S. EPA Webinar on PFAS Reporting Requirements

Thursday, January 25, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

The EPA is organizing a webinar on the Agency’s October 2023 per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) reporting rule under Section 8(a)(7) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

The reporting rule is a statutory requirement under the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act that requires all manufacturers (including importers) of PFAS and PFAS-containing articles in any year since 2011 to report information related to chemical identity, uses, volumes made and processed, byproducts, environmental and health effects, worker exposure, and disposal to EPA. 

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