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Scientist Testing Liquid Sample in Laboratory

EPA proposes to modify certain TSCA prohibitions on the flame retardants PIP (3:1) and decaBDE

The EPA has proposed a rule which would modify certain prohibitions on PIP (3:1) and DecaBDE under TSCA 40 CFR 751.
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Flasks and Glassware Equipment

EU Consults Over Lower Limit for HBCDD under POP Recast Regulation

The EU has initiated a four-week consultation over its draft regulation to revise the specifications for HBCDD under the POP Recast Regulation. Comments are being accepted until December 26, 2023.
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UK Revises Legislation on POP Chemicals for Great Britain

The United Kingdom has revised its legislation on persistent organic pollutants for Great Britain. The latest amendment became effective on November 16, 2023.
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Assorted Spices

Georgia Regulates Food Contact Ceramics

Georgia has issued a technical regulation to restrict lead and cadmium in food contact ceramics. The restrictions will become effective on January 1, 2026.
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Toxic Substances Labeled in Barrel

Canada Consults Over Proposed Regulation on Toxic Substances in Certain Products

Canada has initiated a consultation over its draft legislation on hazardous substances in certain products. If approved, the new law will enter into force on the day which it is registered.
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Microplastic Pollution Beach

ISO Launches New Test Method for Conducting a Qualitative and Quantitative Analytical Evaluation of Microplastics

In September 2023, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) introduced ISO 4484-2, which aims to provide information regarding the nature, numerical concentration, surface area and estimated mass of microplastics generated or emitted by the textile industry and subsequently gathered in various matrices.
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Kids Painting

New Zealand Consults Over Proposed Revisions to Lead Requirements for Paints and Graphic Materials

New Zealand’s EPA has initiated a consultation over its proposal to amend several group standards on lead requirements for paints and graphic materials. Comments are accepted until January 26, 2024.
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Laboratory Research and Development

EPA Proposes Ban on Trichloroethylene

The EPA has published a proposal that would ban trichloroethylene in essentially all commercial and consumer product uses.
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Girl Playing with Slime

CEN Issues Technical Specification for Categorization of Toy Slime Type Products

CEN has issued a technical specification document to support the categorization of toy slime type products when testing is conducted against EN 71-3 for the migration of certain elements.
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China Publishes New Mandatory National Standard for Musical Instruments, GB 28489-2022

The mandatory national standard for musical instruments, GB 28489-2022, supersedes the previous standard, GB/T 28489-2012, and establishes requirements for the content of harmful substances in musical instruments and introduces updated testing methods.
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