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Environment Canada Announces Comment Period on Proposed VOC Exclusions

September 16, 2013

Environment Canada published a consultation document proposing the addition of several compounds to the exclusion list of VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds), under Schedule 1 of the CEPA, 1999 available here (; published September 16th, 2013.

The comment period ends on October 15, 2013, and interested parties are invited to submit comments in writing to Environment Canada.

ECHA Adds 10 SVHCs for Authorization

February 17, 2013

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have added another ten substances for authorization to the Candidate List. These substances, which are used in applications with potential worker exposure, have been classified as carcinogenic or toxic to reproduction.

Retail Industry Leaders Association: New SDS Initiative

January 22, 2013

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) have announced a plan to increase the efficiency of the , required by law for providing chemical information for retailers by suppliers.

REACH: European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) Raises Company Awareness

January 25, 2013

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), in partnership with the industriALL-European Trade Union, have begun an information campaign to call attention to the obligations companies in the European Union have under REACH, the EU's regulation on chemicals.

California Prop 65: C.I. Disperse Yellow 3 and DMNM Known to Cause Cancer

February 7, 2013

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added C.I. Disperse Yellow 3 (CAS No. 2832-40-8) and 2,6-dimethyl-N-nitrosomorpholine (DMNM) (CAS No. 1456-28-6) to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer, as defined by Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). The measure is effective as of February 8, 2013.

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