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Laboratory Samples in Test Tubes

EU General Court Annuls Classification of Titanium Dioxide as Carcinogenic

The EU General Court has annulled the classification of titanium dioxide in certain powder forms as carcinogenic.
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EU Sets Limit for Hexachlorobenzene Under Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants

The EU has set a limit for hexachlorobenzene under the POP Recast Regulation. The new law will become effective on December 13, 2022.
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Ukraine Adopts Draft Law on Chemical Management

Ukraine has adopted its draft law on the management of chemicals. With the exception of certain provisions, the new law will become effective on November 2, 2024
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Ukraine Bans One Substance in Food Contact Plastics

Ukraine has prohibited one substance for the manufacture of food contact plastics. The new law will become effective on January 21, 2023.
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CEN Issues Standards for Food Contact Plastics

CEN has issued Parts 2 and 3 to EN 1186:2022 on overall migration test methods for food contact plastics.
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Albania Revises Legislation on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Albania has amended its legislation on persistent organic pollutants (POP) to become more consistent with those in the European Union. The latest revision will become effective on December 1, 2022
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Georgia Announces Legislation on Food Contact Plastics

Georgia has issued a Technical Regulation on plastic materials and articles intended for contact with food based on the EU food contact plastics regulation. The Technical Regulation will become effective on January 1, 2026.
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Moldova Issues New List of Toy Safety Standards

Moldova has made several changes to its list of standards for presumption of conformity with the nation’s Technical Regulation on Toy Safety. The latest list of toy safety standards became effective on October 7, 2022.

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California Proposition 65 Notices for BPA in Sports Bras and Athletic Shirts, and for PFOA/PFOS in Textile Products

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) tested a variety of textile products and found BPA and PFOS/PFOA.  None of these products provided Proposition 65 warning labels.

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China Releases a New Product Standard for Textile Products for Newborns – FZ/T 08002-2022

China has issued a new product standard FZ/T 08002-2022 (Textile products for newborn). This new standard comes into effect on October 1, 2022.

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