Patrokles QA Manager

REACH

Companies need to improve communication of hazardous substances in products

A Forum pilot enforcement project in 15 participating countries has found that 12 % of inspected products contain substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The majority (88 %) of suppliers of these products are failing to communicate sufficient information to their customers about SVHCs in products they supply. Helsinki, 18 November 2019 – The results of the pilot […]

EU Launches Mobile App To Check SVHC Info On Consumer Products

Patrokles QA Manager recommends that importers and retailers start to collect and manage SVHC Information to meet REACH obligations and avoid penalties – now. Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, or REACH, is a European Union legislation that aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can […]

Potentially dangerous Microplastics rain down on remote French Mountains

Microplastics can accumulate heavy metals like mercury and persistent organic pollutants. These materials have known health impacts. Scientists reported that worryingly high amounts of microplastic particles are raining down on a remote area in France’s Pyrenees Mountains, according to National Geographic. The study is the first of its kind ever conducted. Only two other studies […]

Companies reported to Swedish prosecutor for chemicals non-compliance

Lead, phthalates, SCCPs detected in articles The Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemi) has reported 18 companies to the prosecutor for suspected environmental offenses following inspections on hazardous substances in goods. During 2018, the agency checked 80 companies under its supervisory project aimed at controlling substances on the REACH candidate list present in goods sold on the […]

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