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  • New Ames tests now available from Cambio

    Distributed in the UK exclusively by Cambio, Xenometrix products include today’s most advanced Ames mutagenicity assays and cytotoxicity screening kits. These have been specially designed to reduce the amount of test compounds and consumables used, and to require less hands-on time. Xenometrix is particularly proud of its excellent pre- and post-sale customer support which allows new ...


    By Cambio Ltd

  • Parking Lot Sealcoats Causing High Levels of PAHs in Urban Lakes

    A study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has found that PAHs from coal tar pavement sealers are the largest source of the cancer causing chemicals in 40 urban lakes recently studied.  PAHs have been listed since 1987 as carcinogenic under California’s Proposition 65. The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65, is intended to protect ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Puts Flame Retardants & Chlorinated Tris Under the Spotlight

    Earlier this month, California’s Governor released draft language for new fire safety regulations. TB 117-2013 has been posted for a 45 day public comment period as it aims to improve fire safety without the use of potentially dangerous flame retardant chemicals. One of these chemicals that has received increasing public scrutiny is chlorinated Tris, also known as TDCPP. The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Expanded Annex in REACH Classifies More Substances Toxic to Humans

    Effective from June 1, 2012, Annex XVII of the EU Directive known as REACH extends the list of restricted CMR substances (carcinogenic, mutagenic or repro-toxic) as categories 1A and 1B. Previously defined as categories 1 and 2 and now tagged categories 1A and 1B, the extended list of CMR substances in REACH Annex XVII entries 28-30 (appendices 1-6) was published five years ago in the ...


    By SGS

  • Finding new ways to meet REACH targets

    The EU regulatory framework REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of CHemicals) has set 2010 as its first registration deadline. A Dutch study considers time-efficient and cost-effective alternatives to traditional methods of risk assessment of chemicals in the context of this fast-approaching date. In 2007, the REACH framework replaced around 40 pieces of legislation ...

  • The Member State Committee (MSC) agreed that ECHA should request further information on six substances

    In their meeting in the first week in November the MSC agreed that ECHA should request more information on six substances because the currently available information is insufficient to enable an assessment on the risks that they pose to human health and/or the environment. These particular six substances listed in the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) were evaluated by Germany, France, ...

  • Are Toxins in Your Driveway Sealant Creating a Health Risk?

    A freshly sealed asphalt driveway or parking lot provides a deep black appearance that looks attractive to property owners and can help to extend the life of the asphalt. These pavement sealers are often made up of a mixture of sand, clay, polymers, water and either asphalt or coal tar. Pavement sealers that contain coal tar have come under increased scrutiny in recent years due to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • European Chemicals Agency member state committee starts work on items of `Very High Concern`

    ECHA's Member State Committee will play a key role in decision making of the Agency. Its essential task will be to aim for unanimous agreements in such cases where Member States of the EU have diverging views on the Agency’s draft decisions or proposals for candidates as Substances of Very High Concern. The first meeting in Helsinki at the end of February has set the scene for the Committee’s ...

  • Flame Retardants under Scrutiny Once Again

    Last month, concerns over flame retardants and their ongoing impact in young children were in the news once again.  The topic was under the spotlight after researchers studied several hundred pregnant women looking for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in blood samples.  They found that elevated levels of PBDEs correlated with childhood behavior and learning challenges. ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Could Your Asphalt Pavement Sealer be Causing a Health Risk Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate people about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses how some pavement sealers could be creating environmental concerns and health risks.   Pavement sealers are often made up of a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Chlorinated Tris, Flame Retardants & Baby Products Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses chlorinated Tris, flame retardants and baby products.   Chlorinated Tris, also known as TDCPP, is a chemical that has been used for years as an additive ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • UL Environment Revises and Combines ECOLOGO® Printing Services Standard

    MARIETTA, Ga., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), today launched its revised ECOLOGO third-party environmental standard for printing services. The revised standard combines and consolidates two former ECOLOGO standards – ...


    By UL LLC

  • EPA Issues Final SNUR for Certain Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

    On May 6, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a final significant new use rule (SNUR) under Section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substance identified generically as multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-08-199. Under the final SNUR, persons intending to manufacture, import, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • First European Chemicals Agency inaugurated

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) was officially opened this week by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Vice-President Günter Verheugen together with Gérard Onesta, Vice-President of the European Parliament, and Finnish Prime Matti Vanhanen. Located in Helsinki, ECHA is responsible for managing the implementation of the REACH requirements in relation to the registration, ...

  • Agilent Technologies introduces first commercial exome target enrichment kit for next-generation sequencing of a model organism

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the Agilent SureSelect XT Mouse All Exon Kit, the first commercial system for target enrichment of a model organism exome, to streamline next-generation sequencing experiments. Agilent collaborated with Dr. ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • EPA issues final SNUR for certain multi-walled carbon nanotubes

    On May 6, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a final significant new use rule (SNUR) under Section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substance identified generically as multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-08-199. Under the final SNUR, persons intending to manufacture, import, ...


    By Acta Group

  • Positive feedback from the JEMS 39th Annual Meeting

    Perceptive Instruments completed a successful trip to Japan last month, exhibiting at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society (JEMS). During the meeting we met many of our Japanese Comet Assay IV users, ...


    By Perceptive Instruments Ltd.

  • Regulatory Developments - New EU Cosmetics Regulation Will Enter into Force on July 11, 2013

    Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 30, 2009, on Cosmetic Products will come into force on July 11, 2013, and repeals the Cosmetics Directive Regulation ( ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Wercs digs up the dirt on clean

    You don't know what's in that household cleaner underneath the sink but one local company does. And the work it does for the nation's largest retailers tracking chemical ingredients in thousands of items could push safer products onto store shelves across America. Before any chemical product gets into Wal-Mart, Sears and Kmart, its manufacturers must come clean with what's inside to The Wercs, a ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • DTSC GRSP Meets to Review Revised "Informal Draft" Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On November 14-15, 2011, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control's (DTSC) Green Ribbon Science Panel (GRSP) met to review DTSC's "informal draft" Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR) released on October 31, 2011. Memoranda providing background information are available online. Information about the meeting can be found ...


    By Acta Group

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