Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival, Duānwǔ Jié, Double Fifth, Tuen Ng Jit) is a traditional holiday that commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan (Chu Yuan). The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. The Dragon Boat Festival is a celebration where...
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REACH Candidate List Add 5 Substances

On 17 December 2015, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the 14th update of the REACH Candidate List. Five new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) were added. Hence, the total number of SVHCs on the Candidate List increases from 163 to 168. QQ图片20160324142510 Out of the seven substanceswhich...
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European Commission implements HBCD ban

The European Commission has amended its Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POPs), to ban hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD). This substance, also known as HBCDD, will now be listed in Annex 1 of Regulation (EC) No 850/2004. This prohibits its production, use, import and export. Concentrations of HBCD equal to, or below, 100mg/kg (0.01 % by weight), when in substances, preparations, articles,...
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