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REACH Update: New Facts from ECHA and Other Parties

This column will update earlier issues with information that has been published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) or other parties involved in the REACH procedures.

EPA Researches Personal Care Products' Effect on Water

The US EPA is further examining the effects of personal care product ingredients on water.

Canada, California and Congress: The Three C’s of New North American Regulatory Concern

On April 26, 2008, Canada released new Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) requirements. These requirements are aligned with the current California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements in which companies that emit VOCs are required to register and maintain VOC records for five years.

Council Responds to EWG's Oxybenzone Report

The Personal Care Products Council reponds to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) report stating that oxybenzone is potentially harmful.

REACH Update: REACH-IT Status and ECHA Activities

The "REACH-IT" portal was up and running on June 1, 2008, and almost 5,000 data files for pre-registration were submitted during the first week; however, problems were encountered.

Formulator's Tool: GSR System to Calculate Renewable Content

Tony O'Lenick and Laura Anderson describe the Green Star Rating (GSR) system, a unique rating system developed to calculate the renewable content of a product.

Na True Takes Steps to Define Natural and Organic Personal Care

Recently, Na True published a definition for natural and organic cosmetics as well as criteria for a three-tiered label system that is expected to become valid throughout Europe.

CIR Reaches Verdicts on Butyl Myristate, HC Red No. 3 and More

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel announced ingredient verdicts including a tentative safety assessment on butyl myristate and approval of HC Red No. 3 at its June 4, 2008, meeting.

Consumers Becoming More Discerning on Companies' Greening Claims

An increase in customer relations and sincerity during the implementation in the green trend, which continues to grow, is necessary to further development consumer trust, says the Natural Marketing Institute.

CVS Employs Cosmetic Safety Policy

US Drugstore CVS has employed a new cosmetic safety policy, according to its Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

Abu Dhabi Supports Halal Movement

Abu Dhabi is hosting the World Halal Expo this November in support of globalizing standards in the halal industry, a rapidly expanding business growing to an estimated US $2.1 trillion.

Are 'Organic' Claims Harming the Industry?

This "Letter to the Editor" explores marketing's role in confusing the consumer. "Most substances on Earth are 'natural,''' states the writer. "Some marketers use these words incorrectly and I am concerned this is harming our industry."

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