Monthly Archives: June 2014

New risk assessment of trichloroethylene

In the United States of America the basic chemical law "Toxic Substance Act (TOSCA)" was ahead of time, when it was introduced almost 40 years ago. Now the European REACH legislation is more advanced. A few days ago USEPA who manage the chemical legislation called on Congress to enact legislation that strengthens the current federal…
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News about LCA databases

In 2011 The UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative published a report on Gobal Guidance Principles for Life Cycle Assessment Databases. Promotion of LCA database development and management through training and technical assistance is a flagship project of the Life Cycle Initiative. Since the report  there has been incrfeasing demand from growing economies. An international workshop on LCA…
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Annual meeting of the Danish Chemical Society

Thursday June 12th, 2014 The Danish Chemical Society held its annual meeting at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. For the first time it was in cooperation with IDA Chemistry, the organisation for chemical engineers. There was about 200 attendees. There were plenary lectures by Nobel Laurates Roald Hoffmann and Carl Djerassi about respectively:…
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ECHA adds new chemicals to the Candidate List

A few days ago 4 new substances were added til the REACH Candidate List which now contains 155 substances. It was e.g. cadmium chloride. Cadmium compounds are well-known for various toxic effects, including cancer and kidney damage, and mass-intoxications have occurred, and other cadmium compounds such as cadmium oxide and cadmium sulfide are already in…
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