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Last month we reported on the news that the European Commission has confirmed it does not intend to change legislation to stop animal testing when required under REACH, opting for a roadmap to phase out tests instead. 

In the US, EPA finalised a reporting rules for asbestos, including exemptions for some small business. The agency also issued a draft revision to its TSCA risk evaluation for 1,4-dioxane. 

We also reported on Malaysia's plans to add 19 substances to its list of prohibited cosmetics ingredients from May 2025 and to restrict three others. 

Top stories from last month

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Industry comprising '99% SMEs' foresees supply struggles.

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Wooden UK magnet

NAMs weight of evidence requirement needs more clarity, agency says.

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Stakeholder information forces fresh take on bisphenol molecules in a matrix, ahead of a planned resubmission.


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Change to Schedule 1 of CEPA would result in substances being prioritised for prohibition.

Legal gavel on books

Environmental groups seek more transparency, public engagement from US agency.

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Pollution strategy should cover PFASs, phthalates, bisphenols, microplastics, they say

North America

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Registration as a deleterious substance operator required by 31 October.

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Trade ministry plans to clarify and amend certain provisions.

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Proposal includes change to permitted pH levels in cleaning products.


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