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Jun 19, 2019, 3:13 PM
Resolution 0721-2018 – Colombia’s new primary battery regulations – comes into force in July 2019.Read more...
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Jun 17, 2019, 9:57 AM
Responding to increased concerns over microfiber pollution, three U.S. states have introduced legislation to highlight the threat of microfiber shedding from synthetic textiles.Read more...
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Jun 13, 2019, 10:47 AM
California has introduced a bill to amend its Metal-Containing Jewelry law. If accepted, it will update the definition for children’s jewelry and fortify restrictions for lead and cadmium.Read more...
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Jun 13, 2019, 10:38 AM
The US state of New Jersey has prohibited asbestos in all products. The new law will become effective on September 1, 2019.Read more...
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Jun 12, 2019, 9:29 PM
The EU has announced details of its latest market surveillance program looking at substance migration from food contact materials and products. The survey will run from June 1 to December 31, 2019. Read more...
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Jun 11, 2019, 10:40 AM
SGS has gained accreditation from South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) for the testing of cosmetics at its laboratory in Uiwang, South Korea.Read more...
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Jun 10, 2019, 2:28 PM
The State of Washington has signed into law a comprehensive toxic substances and pollution control legislation. The new law will be one of the most restrictive in the United States.Read more...
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Jun 5, 2019, 9:50 AM
Switzerland has circulated proposals to align its ORRChem chemical restrictions with the EU’s REACH. The new restrictions are expected to begin implementation on December 1, 2019.Read more...
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Jun 5, 2019, 9:40 AM
SGS provides a roundup of various California Prop 65 settlements involving the use of lead, BBP, DBP, DEHP, DIDP, DINP, DnHP, BPA, diethanolamine, carbon monoxide and soot in consumer products. Read more...