The EU’s sustainability strategy has placed the issue of per- and polyfluoroalkylated substances at the forefront, given the substance’s associated dangers for what concern the health and the environment. The European Commission is committed to phasing out all PFASs (PerFluorinated Alkylated Substances), allowing them to be used only when proven to be essential for society.
On November 3, 2021, Regulation (EU) 2021/1902 was published in the Official Gazette. The Regulation amends Annexes II, III and V of the Regulation (EC) 1223/2009, related to cosmetic products.
ECHA’s Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) adopted three opinions on active substance’s applications during its meeting held on 1-3 and 8-9 March 2022. The opinions will be available soon on the BPC webpage.
New procedures for the drafting and submission of authorization procedures for biocidal products and Presidi Medico Chirurgici
According to REACH Regulation (Article 2, paragraph 9) polymers are today exempt from Registration.
On March 8, 2022, the Italian Directorate for Hygiene and Safety of Food and Nutrition has issued and published a procedure for the application of Article 34 of Regulation (EC) no. 1107/2009.
Explosive precursor: New sanction discipline for the violation of (EU) Regulation 2019/1148
On 1 March, 2022, the 15th Adaptation to the Technical Process (ATP) of Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 (CLP) will enter into force by means of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1182.
PFHxA known to be very persistent and mobile, are widely used in many products, as paper and cardboard in contact with food, textiles for personal protective equipment, home textiles, fire-fighting foams, etc.
Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/2045 amended Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation (1907/2006), which contains the list of substances subject to authorisation.