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Updating REACH dossiers – the whys and hows

Updating REACH dossiers – the whys and hows

Following on from our last blog about ECHA-instigated updates to REACH registration dossiers (e.g. following an ECHA Evaluation (draft) decision), it’s worth taking a look at the update process more generally: Why are updates so important and how should we go about actioning them? A…

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QRA 2: The SCCS puts skin sensitisation risk assessment to the test

QRA 2: The SCCS puts skin sensitisation risk assessment to the test

Feeling a bit itchy? Skin sensitisation from fragrance ingredients in cosmetics, personal care products and household goods is relatively common and causes considerable concern for fragrance manufacturers and regulators. The QRA2 model, developed by the International Fragrance Association as part of the International Dialogue for…

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Gold, frankincense, myrrh, lead, cadmium…

Gold, frankincense, myrrh, lead, cadmium…

With Halloween behind us and Christmas on the horizon, many of us have succumbed to the high street’s festive-themed homeware; including decorated drinking glasses. The University of Plymouth recently released the results of a study testing new and second-hand glasses with decorative enamel for the…

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Toxicological risk assessment – the intelligent way to evaluate medical devices

Toxicological risk assessment – the intelligent way to evaluate medical devices

From adhesive bandages to audiometers, container-closure systems to catheters, and stethoscopes to scalpels – medical devices cover an impressive range of healthcare products. Of course, different types of medical device have varying levels of human health risk associated with them. For example, examination gloves worn…

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Registration – the end of the road? Evaluation is here…

Registration – the end of the road? Evaluation is here…

After the long and often arduous process of submitting a REACH registration, registrants might be forgiven for thinking that their work is done following receipt of a REACH registration number, with no necessity for future action. In reality, ECHA makes a point of assessing certain…

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A brief guide to read-across in REACH and IUCLID 6

A brief guide to read-across in REACH and IUCLID 6

Toxicological hazard and risk assessments are ideally conducted using robust and reliable data on the substance in question. We are often faced with a lack of, or only limited, substance-specific data for certain endpoints, referred to as data gaps. In its simplest form, read-across makes…

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REACH Registrations at a glance

REACH Registrations at a glance

REACH is a European Regulation concerning the safe use of chemicals, with the aim to improve the protection of human health and the environment through a system of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. This legislation for REACH registrations is hugely important if you’re…

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The advantages of screening your e-liquid ingredients

The advantages of screening your e-liquid ingredients

As anybody involved in the ENDS industry will know, taking your product from the drawing board onto the market is a long and complicated process, especially with the new regulations such as TPD2 in the EU now in force. It’s easy to imagine the disappointment…

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What risk does vaping pose to consumer health?

What risk does vaping pose to consumer health?

Vape clouds might seem innocent enough, especially if they are sweet-smelling and pleasant to inhale. However, that plume of fragrant fog is actually a complex array of chemical components, some of which are potentially harmful to human health. Even if your e-liquid formulation is fairly…

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How safe are E-liquid ingredients?

How safe are E-liquid ingredients?

Having a diverse product range is an important part of any consumer business. E‑cigarette companies are no different. E-cigs have an impressive array of different flavours, types of vaping device, nicotine strengths and varying propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) ratios. Each product and…

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