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SCCS Gives Cyclopentasiloxane Thumbs Up for Safety, Mostly

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has determined that cyclopentasiloxane (D5) is safe at the reported concentrations in cosmetics, except for use in hair styling aerosols and sun care spray products.

Update: TSCA Reform Bill Signed into Law: What You Need to Know

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to implement a law that is an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Update includes comments from IFRANA's president and CEO.

Regulatory Review: The Impact of REACH on the United States

While this column will not focus on REACH legislation, it does report on several critical areas related to REACH that were discussed at REACH in the Pre-registration Window and Beyond.

EU Regulatory Update: Enforcing REACH

Responsibility for the enforcement of REACH lies with the EU Member States and is divided into two pillars—the catalogue of penalties applicable for infringements and a system of official controls.

ECHA's Forum to Inspect Formulators of Mixtures

At its Dec. 8-10, 2009, meeting, the ECHA's Forum determined that the next REACH enforcement project will be to inspect formulators of mixtures who are the first level downstream users in the supply chain.

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