《计划》旨在对影响化妆品质量安全的风险因素进行监测和评价，为制定化妆品质量安全风险控制措施和标准、开展化妆品抽样检验提供科学依据。2021年下半年化妆品安全风险监测工作计划采集样品约1100批次，涵盖18个品类、5种物质 (重金属、激素、抗生素、微生物、防腐剂等) 和4个渠道。
National Medical Products Administration released the Cosmetics Safety and Risk Monitoring Plan
On July 5, National Medical Products Administration released the notice announcing National Cosmetics Safety and Risk Monitoring Plan for the second half of 2021 (hereinafter referred to as the Plan).
The Plan aims to monitor and evaluate the risk factors influencing quality and safety of cosmetics in order to provide a scientific basis for the development of cosmetic quality and safety risk control measures and standards and to carry out cosmetic sampling and testing. National Cosmetics Safety and Risk Monitoring Plan for the second half of 2021 is to collect about 1,100 batches of samples, covering 18 categories, 5 substances (heavy metals, hormones, antibiotics, microorganisms, preservatives, etc.) and 4 channels.
Hong Kong Revises Harmful Substances in Food Regulation
On July 14, 2021, Hong Kong officially passed Harmful Substances in Food Regulation (revised). Part of the regulations on hydrogenated oils (PHO) will take effect since December 1, 2023. Other regulations will take effect since June 1, 2023.
The major changes in the revision are:
Update the maximum levels of three food toxic substances (aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol, and bacitracin) and determine the maximum levels of five new food toxic substances (benzo[a]pyrene, glycidyl fatty acid esters, melamine, 3-MCPD, and erucic acid) in edible oils and fats, condiments and formula products intended for infant consumption.
List partially hydrogenated oils (i.e., the main source of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids) as prohibited substances in food.
China will implement new Hazardous Chemical Registration Information Management System
On July 5, National Medical Products On July 21, 2021, Guangdong Province took the lead in China in piloting a comprehensive service system for chemical registration. For the new version of the system, the current scope of substance registration, as well as application procedures, remain unchanged, but the new version of the system requires more data such as detailed information of enterprises and related workers to facilitate nationwide big data analysis. The new version of the system is currently being piloted only in Guangdong Province while other provinces and cities are still using the original national information management system for registration of hazardous chemicals. When the pilot has been proved successful here in Guangdong, the new version of the system will be implemented nationwide.
Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China Includes HFCs Reduction Plan into National Program for the Phase-out of Ozone-depleting
On July 5, National Medical Products
In the morning of July 26, 2021, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China launched out routine press conference (July). At the conference, it was mentioned that the country will work tirelessly in the future to promote the smooth implementation of the Kigali Amendment. The plans for the regulation on HFCs are as follows:
Including the regulation of HFCs into the country’s legal and regulatory system
Including HFCs Reduction Plan into National Program for the Phase-out of Ozone-depleting Substances
Establishing and implementing an import and export licensing system for HFCs
Exploring and introducing new HFC-23 control policies
* Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are used as refrigerants in refrigerators and air conditioners, etc., and contribute to the greenhouse effect.
更新之前指定的三种有毒物质（No. 97-1-9 [铅], [铅化合物], 97-1-423 [二苯甲烷-4,4'-二异氰酸酯], [亚甲基二苯基二异氰酸酯], 和 2017-1-762 [d-柠檬烯; d/l-柠檬烯]）的具体内容;
South Korea Ministry of Environment Published the Revised Regulation on Quantity of Toxic, Restricted, Banned and Authorized Substances
On July 5, 2021, Notice No. 2021-134 released by South Korea Ministry of Environment claimed the amendment of Regulation on Quantity of Toxic, Restricted, Banned, and Authorized Substances, which will take effect immediately. The revision includes:
Update the specifics of the three previously designated toxic substances (Nos. 97-1-9 [Lead], [Lead compounds]), 97-1-423 [Diphenylmethane 4,4'-diisocyanate], [Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate]), and 2017-1-762 [d-Limonene; d/l-Limonene])
Add the permissible upper and lower limits for 48 substances (No.2021-1-1009~2021-1-1056) that were evaluated and designated as toxic chemical substances in February and June of this year.
More information can be found on:http://www.kcma.or.kr/sub_info/info_4_1.asp?b_name=me_news01&mode=read&IDX=6519
Japan Expanding the Application of SDS and GHS Label
On July 19, 2021, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) officially released the summary report of the seminar on the way to manage chemical substances in the workplace, etc. on its official website. Official statistics show that in recent years, among the cases of workplace injury caused by chemical hazards that lead to absence from work of 4 days or more, 54% were caused by these substances without mandatory SDS/labeling for chemical hazards. Therefore, the report proposes the expansion of application of GHS labels and SDS to all chemical substances with hazard classification in the future.
Thailand Prohibits the Use of CBD in Baby Food
In the first half of 2021, Thailand approved the use of non-addictive parts of cannabis and hemp plants (including hemp seed, oil and protein) in food products under certain conditions and issued corresponding product quality requirements. In July 2021, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) unveiled notification No. 4271 and No. 4282, detailing the usage of cannabis components in 5 categories of food. The five categories are:
Infant formula food and infant growth formula food
Infant milk powder and infant formula milk powder
Infant and toddler supplementary food
Other food products specified by the department
（欧盟）此次公开咨询是希望征询不同利益相关方和公民的对于CLP（Classification 分类，Labeling 标签，Packaging包装）法规的修改意见（法规No 1272/2008，化学物质和混合物的分类、标签和包装相关）。本次修订由化学品可持续性发展战略于2020年10月4日宣布。修订的目的是为了加强欧盟内化学品的使用安全和简化现有的CLP相关规定。
Revision of EU legislation on hazard classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals
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This consultation (EU) aims to seek views from different stakeholders and citizens on the revision of the CLP Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures). The revision of the CLP Regulation was announced by the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability adopted on 14 October 2020. The objective of this targeted revision is to improve in the EU the safe use of chemicals and to simplify existing CLP rules.
You can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire. If you are unable to use the online questionnaire, please contact us using the email address ENV-CLPfirstname.lastname@example.org
The feedback period is open from 09 August 2021 to 15 November 2021 (midnight Brussels time).
这个研究团队研究了45中金属和半金属在聚乙烯和聚对苯二甲酸乙二醇酯的累积性。这两种塑料的应用面很广：大多数购物袋由聚乙 烯制成（4号塑料, LDPE），而大部分塑料水瓶是由聚对苯二甲酸乙二醇酯（1号塑料, PET）制成。
Microplastics: A trojan horse for metals
Microplastics are tiny plastic particles less than five millimeters (0.2 inches) in diameter. Scientists worldwide have already demonstrated the alarming ecological ubiquity and longevity of plastic particles. They develop in part when larger plastic components break apart in the sea or wind up in the rivers and subsequently in the ocean directly from wastewater stemming from land. Microplastics are toxic in very high concentrations. In addition, they can also accumulate, transport and release other pollutants.
Recent study from the Institute of Coastal Environmental Chemistry at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon shows that the microplastics can also be a trojan horse for metals in human body.
The team studied the accumulation of fifty-five different metals and semi-metals on polyethylene and polyethylene terephthalate particles. These two kinds of plastics have a wide range of application: Most shopping bags are made of polyethylene (recycling code 4, LDPE), and most plastic drinking bottles are made of polyethylene terephthalate (recycling code 1, PET).
The Hereon scientists could show that the particles loaded with metals or semi-metals almost completely released the respective metal contents again under chemical conditions, such as those that prevail in the digestive tract. "The results provide important evidence that microplastic particles, when absorbed by the body, act as a type of trojan horse for metals and that these metals can possibly be introduced into organisms to a greater extent in that way," says Lars Heldebrandt, the first author of this study.
Chemicals from deodorant, sun block, other fragrant products amount to major air pollution, says NOAA study
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The new research from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that personal care products can generate half or more of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in an urban area.
VOCs, a class of carbon compounds, are a primary ingredient in forming ground-level ozone. Pollutants emitted by cars, power plants, industrial boilers, refineries, chemical plants, and other sources are often cited as the chief cause. However, volatile chemical products (VCPs) are now responsible for much of the petrochemical VOCs emitted in major urban areas, according to the findings published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research looked closely at Manhattan and found about half of VOCs collected from air samples in 2018 could be attributed to products that produce volatile chemicals.
The study built on another report published earlier this year in Environmental Science & Technology that found VCPs in consumer products, which also included paints and cleaners. That research found that more than three-quarters of VOCs in Manhattan, compared with about one-fifth for transportation, were generated by VCPs.