ECHA, FDA and other organism together against the COVID-19

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Against the global crisis that is causing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), many governments and other organizations have taken a series of actions to collaborate in the fight.

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ATP 14 - application of the regulation (UE) nº 2020/217

Regulation (EC) 2020/217, ATP 14 (Adaptation to Technical Progress) which amend, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, was published the last 18th February 2020.

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44% of the mixtures considered as hazardous do not comply with the mandatory classification and labelling!

(Legislation “breaks down” in the industry)

Inspectors from 29 countries revised a total of 3391 mixtures and 1620 companies from manufacturers, importers, downstream users and distributors in the sixth project of the EU-wide Enforcement Forum. Most of these mixtures were: washing and cleaning products, biocides, coatings, paints, paint thinners and strippers, adhesives and sealants, environmental fragrances and air freshener products, because they are very common and contain hazardous substances.

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Webinar Poison Centre Notifications 2020 (ECHA)

Next 12th February from 11:00 to 13:00, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) will offer an English webinar about the latest and upcoming news for the European harmonised notification (Annex VIII). At the following link it is possible to find the agenda and the registration form.

Update of the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) has been upgraded to 205 substances. The ECHA (European Chemical Agency) has just included 4 new substances; due to their toxicity to reproduction, endocrine disruption and a combination of other properties of concern. Our Chemeter software has already the current information added in order to create Safety Data Sheets (SDS) up to date.

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