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Two reprotoxins added to REACH Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency has updated its list of substances of very high concern with two more chemicals, bringing the total to 211.


Hazardous chemicals: ECHA assesses benefits of EU authorisation list

Placing harmful chemicals on the EU ‘authorisation list’, where use is permitted on a case-by-case basis only where no alternative is available, has led companies to stop using them completely in almost half of cases, with volumes of the remainder down 97%, the European Chemicals Agency said on Wednesday.


Brexit voids 2,900 REACH registrations

At least 2,900 REACH registrations made by UK entities, around 3% of the total number, are now void due to Brexit and will be revoked, the European Chemicals Agency has said.


Avalanche of notifications to EU hazardous chemical database

The European Chemicals Agency has already received over five million notifications from companies about their products containing substances of very high concern, the Helsinki-based EU regulator said on Monday.


UK government defends emergency pesticide authorisation

The UK government has said that its approach to the use of emergency authorisations for pesticides has not changed as a result of the UK leaving the EU after a decision to permit the use of a normally banned neonicotinoid pesticide was strongly criticised by campaigners.

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