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2011-08-23 19:50:37

Baylor researchers develop new method for Europe´s REACH regulation Baylor University environmental researchers have proposed in a new study a different approach to predict the environmental safety of chemicals by using data from other similar chemicals. For many chemicals in use every day, scientists do not have enough information to understand all of the effects on the environment and human health. In response to this, the European Union enacted the REACH regulation, which places...

2010-06-03 08:30:00

NEWARK, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislation recently introduced to overhaul the nation's outdated chemical law is a 'no-brainer' -- so much so that the industry itself largely supports the move. Given the complexities of the global marketplace, however, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 easily could lead to unintended consequences that harm the U.S. economy at the worst possible time, asserted James A. Kosch, a shareholder on LeClairRyan's Newark-based Tort Defense Team. "As they begin...

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2009-08-27 12:35:00

Scientists on Wednesday called for a review of far-reaching European safety rules on tens of thousands of chemicals used in everything from car seats to face cream that will lead to a surge in animal testing, Reuters reported. The recent report published in the journal Nature said the regulations might require 54 million research animals and cost $13.6 billion to implement over the next 10 years. They reported that was 20 times the number of animals and six times the cost previously...

2008-11-05 15:00:31

EnerTeck Corporation (OTCBB: ETCK) (the "Company") announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, EnerTeck Chemical Corp. ("ECC"), intends to expand the market for its primary product EnerBurn(R) to the European Union. With the recent approval by REACH in Helsinki of the Company's primary product EnerBurn(R) for sale in the European Union market nations, ECC has entered a new era in its history. REACH, the European Community Regulating Authority on chemicals and their safe use, deals...

2008-08-28 12:00:50

Cefic, representing the European Chemical Industry, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) developed a state-of-the-art solution which will facilitate and ease the exchange of information between companies with the goal of submitting registration dossiers required by the REACH Regulation. The solution, SIEFreach, is a reliable and performing collaboration tool incorporating IBM software, hardware and services. The system went live on August 21, 2008. Under REACH, around 30,000 substances have to be registered...

2008-06-29 06:02:35

By Anonymous Chemical manufacturers, importers and users need to check new EU rules regarding chemical control and pre-register their use or face being forced to halt their activities. Between 1 June and 1 December, businesses can register in advance the chemicals they make or import with the European Chemicals Agency (known as ECHA) in Helsinki. Failing to do so could force businesses to stop manufacturing or importing substances until they are registered. Pre-registration, which...

2007-01-09 03:00:27

By Selin, Henrik; VanDeveer, Stacy D As a result of expanding international production and trade, a consumer in Berlin. Boston, Beijing, or Bangalore can choose between many similar manufactured goods in her local store. For example, she can purchase a cell phone, laptop, freezer, stove, or vacuum cleaner made by a large multinational company that is a household name around the world. Similarly, environmental activists in San Francisco, Shanghai, Surat, and Stockholm might share a growing...


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