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European Union Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetics

March 11, 2013

On March 11, 2013 the . The Commission confirmed their commitment to the deadline, which was established in 2003, and have expressed their desire to promote animal welfare on a global scale.

French Health Agency Study Explores Health Risks for Bisphenol A

April 9, 2013

In April of 2013, a study performed by ANSES (the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) was published to determine the , along with three other reports focusing on alternatives to the substance, the potential hazards of other compounds within the bisphenol class and a report on any ambiguities regarding endocrine disruptors.

REACH: Registration Deadline Passes

May 31, 2013

At midnight May 31, 2013, the was reached for registering substances manufactured or imported with quantities between 100 and 1,000 tons per year. However, the deadline for those who fall in the higher range were obligated to register by December 1, 2010. The ECHA received 9,084 registration dossiers from 3,215 companies, of which 80% were submitted by large companies; 23% were made on behalf of non-European companies.

Setting the Bar for Green Chemistry

July 31, 2013

*** Tanya Stan is the Regulatory Compliance Manager at Weatherford Engineered Chemistry Canada Ltd. (a division of Weatherford International that provides chemical treatments for oilfield application to maximize oil and gas well production). ***

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