Health Canada Proposes Stricter Rules on Vaping Products

Vaping rates among youth are increasing at an unsettling rate. The Canadian government has recently taken steps to address this concerning trend. On 21 December 2019, Health Canada published proposed restrictions on the promotion of vaping products in the Canada Gazette, Part I. The proposed Vaping Products Promotion Regulations (VPPR) would ban all advertising that […]

Possible Changes to the Canada Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist

Announced on January 13, 2020, Health Canada has proposed to make some changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist regarding restrictions for the use of ethylhexyl ethylhexanoate, azelaic acid and retinal. Outlined below illustrates some of the concerns these substances may cause in cosmetic ingredients: ethylhexyl ethylhexanoate – health concerns identified during the substance review under […]

Turkey REACH (KKDIK) Deadlines Approach

KKDIK is Turkey’s version of the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. According to the new regulation, substances that are manufactured or placed on the Turkish market on their own, in mixtures, or in articles with an intended release of 1 metric tonne per year or more are subject to […]

Nexreg Compliance Pledge to pay ‘living wage’

The London Free Press and The Global News recognizes our initiative to become certified living wage employers. Read the articles below to learn more about the ‘living wage’ experience. The Global News Article  The London Free Press Article        

Deadlines for the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act

    Past and Upcoming Deadlines for the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 California’s Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (SB 258) applies to four categories of cleaning products. These “designated products” include air care products, automotive products, general cleaning products, and polishes or floor maintenance products, with some […]

US EPA Bans Methylene Chloride in Paint Removal for Consumers

As of November 22, 2019, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations have prohibited the manufacturing (including import), processing, and distribution of methylene chloride in all paint removers for consumers. The EPA is urging consumers to stop using products that contain methylene chloride that they may have already purchased. The final regulation on methylene chloride […]

New Zealand Proposing to Adopt GHS 7

New Zealand EPA (Environmental Protection Authority) is proposing to update its current hazardous substance classification to Revision 7 of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The consultation period ends on January 9, 2020. The key legislation to manage hazardous substances is the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO). This […]

New REACH requirements for nanomaterials come into force January 1, 2020

Nanomaterials are chemicals that have features measured at a very small scale, in the range of 1-100 nanometers. These types of products exhibit novel characteristics compared to the same material without nanoscale-features. Nanomaterials often have unique optical, mechanical, or electronic properties, making them of interest in various fields. As nanomaterials become more commercialized, we are […]

New York Requires Ingredient Disclosure of Menstrual Products

On October 11, New York passed legislation S.2387-B/A.164-B requiring manufacturers to disclose the ingredients of menstrual products on the packages they are sold in; this is the first state in the USA to do this. The passing of this law will allow consumers to make informed decisions about the menstrual products they use. Menstrual products […]