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Jan 29, 2009 | 01:19 PM CST

REACH-IT System Updated

ECHA has announced that the search and messaging modules in the REACH-IT system have been updated.

Jan 08, 2009 | 04:29 PM CST

FMA Ponders Green Fragrances: a Balancing Act

By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Perfumer & Flavorist …

Defining "green" and "sustainability"; defending safe fragrance ingredients and delivering on consumer demands.

Dec 18, 2008 | 04:50 PM CST

FMA Comments on Lacey Act Amendments

The Fragrance Materials Association has submitted comments to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the Lacey Act amendments, which were enacted by Congress earlier this year.

Oct 20, 2008 | 01:08 PM CDT

Regulatory: Capping Maximum Use Levels for Fragrance Materials

By: Matthias Vey, IFRA

Examining IFRA’s new Quantitative Risk Assessment methodology

In 2005, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) introduced a new Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) approach to restrict fragrance materials that have a potential to induce dermal sensitization. This new approach is a much more refined methodology for evaluating sensitizing fragrance materials, and so provides more precise guidance on use levels of materials depending on the situation and the product in which they are used. Ultimately, it will better protect the consumer from becoming sensitized to a specific fragrance ingredient.

Sep 30, 2008 | 03:05 PM CDT

California Governor Signs Green Chemistry Bills

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed two bills into law that will give state regulators broad authority to identify, evaluate and, if necessary, ban potentially harmful industrial chemicals.

Sep 23, 2008 | 10:36 AM CDT

ECHA Q&A on Notified Substances

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a Q&A document which is intended for those companies who own notifications under Directive 67/548/EEC pertaining to Domestic Manufacturers and/or Importers.

Sep 23, 2008 | 09:28 AM CDT

Children's Environmental Health and Safety Risk Reduction Act

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York has introduced legislation, S. 3502, the Children's Environmental Health and Safety Risk Reduction Act, to provide for the establishment of a task force to address the environmental health and safety risks posed to children.