microplastics

How to prepare for the upcoming REACH restrictions on microplastic usage in Europe under Annex XV

Intentionally added microplastics (tiny solid polymer particles) are included in various chemical products. Like degraded microplastic waste, intentionally added microplastics are of concern because of their potential to impact human and animal health. Regulators worldwide are assessing how to address intentionally added microplastics, with the ECHA classifying them as equivalent …

New REACH nanomaterial requirements: what you need to do

The new EU nanotechnology regulation On December 3, 2018, the European Commission (EC) adopted Regulation 2018/1881, amending the existing , amending the existing Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, to directly address nanoparticles. The nanotechnology regulation applies to any substance that might be, or might contain, a …

Understanding Annexes VII-X

Avoiding obstacles with REACH Annexes VII-X Posted by Dr. David Howes, Expert Consultant in Chemical Legislation and Chemistry, Covance In the EU, the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulations address the manufacturing and import of chemicals to ensure they are safe for human health and the environment. …

REACH a Better Solution: in vitro Skin Sensitization Assays as Animal Testing Alternatives

REACH a Better Solution: in vitro Skin Sensitization Assays as Animal Testing Alternatives Skin sensitization testing is a major gap for many companies addressing the 2018 REACH substance registration deadline. Join us for a Q&A session with our Covance experts as we review REACH requirements and focus on a better …