Regulatory news heat up

I received good news that the Green Chemicals blog reached its record-breaking 4,323 readers for the month of July! Thanks for the visit and come back again! (and again and again!!)

To get the momentum going, I’ll post later this afternoon this week’s roundup and the blog’s monthly new green chemical products launch. For now, ICIS News has been churning a lot of regulatory updates this week and some of these are free to access.

An interesting update is the reaction of China’s toy industry with the incoming US phthalates ban. ICIS News said the industry is expected to see consolidation with some small manufacturers likely to exit the business because of the ban.

The Senate is expected to vote on a bill today, which will ban three phthalates permanently and other three temporarily pending further study.

Another news is this week’s Senate hearing on Imperial Sugar’s refinery dust explosion in Georgia. The US Chemical Safety Board warned the Senate Committee that mandatory federal regulation of explosive dust hazards is urgently needed.
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