Registrants to use alternative test methods for skin sensitisation
The REACH requirements for skin sensitisation are changing, making non-animal testing the default requirement. Registrants are encouraged to consider their testing strategies now for the 2018 registration deadline.
Advice on skin and eye irritation testing helps reduce animal tests
ECHA has published advice on using new or revised OECD test guidelines related to serious eye damage/eye irritation and skin corrosion/irritation. Non-animal testing is now the default approach to gather information.
Germany plans to submit two dossiers for identifying 4-tert-butylphenol (EC 202-679-0, CAS 98-54-4) and p-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenol (EC 201-280-9, CAS 80-46-6) as substances of very high concern. The expected submission date is 8 August 2016.
Users of chemicals are affected by REACH and CLP in a number of ways, and their obligations depend on their activities and the chemicals they handle. ECHA has produced a series of one sheet documents to provide tips on the key elements of REACH and CLP that are relevant to downstream users.
On 1 September, ECHA and the European Commission will provide the latest news and advice on regulatory developments, IT tools and enforcement of biocidal products. Three guest speakers will present practical case studies. See the full programme of our Biocides Stakeholders' Day and book your seat.