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Five cobalt salts proposed for restrictions in Europe

In response to a request by the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has submitted a REACH restriction dossier concerning five cobalt salts and their hydrates. The five cobalt salts selected are listed in the table: They are produced and widely used to manufacture chemicals, catalysts, batteries, feed grade materials and biogas. The salts are also…
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Antioxidants in breast cancer therapy

A recent research paper has received much public awareness in Denmark. It is about a German epidemiological cohort study of 2223 postmenopausal breast cancer patients enrolled in 2002-2005 and followed until July 2015. The paper concluded: That antioxidant use during chemotherapy or radiation therapy was associated with poorer breast cancer prognosis in postmenopausal women. However,…
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New Danish report on PFAS in Cosmetics

In October 2018, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency published the project report: Survey of chemical substances in consumer products No. 169 with the title: Risk assessment of fluorinated substances in cosmetic products. The authors were Anna Brinch and Frans Cristensen from COWI A/S, together with Allan Astrup Jensen from NIPSECT. The chemical analyses were performed…
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More EU restrictions of hazardous chemicals

ECHA has a Registry of Restriction Intentions. It contains a long list of various chemicals proposed for restrictions by ECHA or member countries. The two most recent proposals for restrictions of hazardous chemicals were submitted on 5 October 2018. ECHA proposed restricting of the placing on the market of the 5 “soluble” and carcinogenic cobalt(II) salts…
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