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US EPA proposes 20 high-, 20 low-priority chemicals for risk evaluation

From Chemical & Engineering News

The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed listing 20 chemicals as high-priority candidates for risk evaluation and 20 as low-priority. The EPA is required to finalize...

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EPA bans deadly chemical used in paint strippers — but provides exemption for commercial operators

From The Washington Post

The Obama administration proposed a ban on methylene chloride in early 2017, saying it posed ‘unreasonable risks’ to human health

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Proposed bill would ban 1,4-dioxane from household products

From Newsday

A separate proposal in the governor’s budget would require manufacturers to disclose whether products contain carcinogens and other toxic materials.

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Asbestos in Claire’s makeup highlights FDA’s lack of power to police cosmetics makers

From The Washington Post

The Food and Drug Administration’s confirmation of asbestos in some Claire’s makeup has sparked calls in and out of the agency to expand cosmetics’...

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EPA updates list of chemicals used in the US

From Chemical & Engineering News

More than half are no longer made, processed, or imported

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How Your Company Can Tackle Toxics in 2019

From Sustainable Brands

Brands should take note of a new retail sustainability trend that responds to growing consumer demand for healthier products and full ingredient disclosure.

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New York state delays enforcement of cleaning products disclosure

From ChemicalWatch

New York state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is delaying by three months enforcement of a provision of its cleaning product disclosure programme.

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