Investigating PFASs in electronics; Stricter supervision for cosmetics in China; How to bring polymers under REACH
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In this latest episode of the Chemical Watch Podcast, our North America managing editor Terry Hyland talks about work being carried out by electronics association IPC to better understand the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) within the electronics sector; an investigation that has been sparked by increasing regulation of PFASs around the globe.
Also on the podcast, global managing editor, Kate Lowe, is joined by Chemical Watch Asia reporter Ellen Daliday and science editor Andrew Turley.
They take a look at the impact on industry of stricter supervision requirements outlined in recently published draft technical guidelines for the production and supply of cosmetics in China.
Finally, they turn to Europe, where regulators are once again looking at how polymers might be brought under REACH, and consider why this is such a challenging task.