Hazardous Substances Update

Read the latest decisions and news from the hazardous substances team.

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August 2020

In this issue: the latest from the methyl bromide hearing, import reminders on mothballs and fireworks, and a status check on two new substances that protect potatoes.

July 2020

In this issue: the EPA’s first virtual hearings, updates on methyl bromide, and the outcome of the latest Chemical Review.

June 2020

In this issue: Approval for new crop-protecting insecticide, review identifies 18 hazardous substances for reassessment, and GHS consultation resumes.

May 2020

In this issue: Information about legal requirements for hand sanitiser and cleaning products, and the next phase for GHS consultation.

April 2020

In this issue: Ethanedinitrile application update, hand sanitiser guidance, hydrofluorocarbon permits reminder, neonicotinoid information call and GHS update.

March 2020

In this issue: Methyl bromide reassessment update, proposed safe work instrument for ethanedinitrile, reassessment of benzyl alkonium chlorides, and an update on our Chemical Review.

February 2020

In this issue: New guide to our risk assessment methodology, an update on methyl bromide, Stockholm Convention consultation, and HSNO compliance reminders to importers and manufacturers.

January 2020

In this issue: grounds have been established to reassess neonicotinoids, we call for information on hydrogen cyanamide, and we are reassessing benzyl alkonium chlorides.