The manual "Guidance on labelling and packaging in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008", first published in English in September 2016, is now available on ECHA’s website in 23 EU languages.

The step-by-step guide gives potential applicants practical advice on how to prepare a ‘fit-for-purpose’ application for authorisation.

ECHA has submitted a proposal to restrict the placing on the market and use of lead compounds (EC 231-100-4) in PVC and of the placing on the market of PVC articles stabilised with lead compounds.

The case study (part 2c) illustrates the elements companies should take into account when predicting acute toxicity by the oral route with the QSAR Toolbox.

The Member State Committee (MSC) unanimously agreed on the identification of four substances as substances of very high concern (SVHCs): bisphenol A, PFDA, PTAP and 4-HPbl.

ECHA and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have published an outline of the guidance they are developing on how to identify substances with endocrine-disrupting properties in pesticides and biocides.