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August 14th, 2017
August Update to EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

On August 8th, EPA announced a direct final rule allowing manufacturers of TSCA Title VI compliant composite wood products to begin labeling products as compliant starting on August 25, 2017.  The rule provides flexibility to manufacturers of composite wood panels, and products utilizing these panels, to begin following the labeling guidelines of TSCA Title VI… read more

July 18th, 2017
What UL GREENGUARD Certification means and why low-emitting HVAC components are a good choice

This post discusses UL GREENGUARD Certification, what it means, and how selection of certified products can impact the indoor air quality of buildings. In recent years, we have seen an increase in awareness of indoor air quality (IAQ) and other sustainability and human health issues. The quality of the air we breathe indoors is critical,… read more

July 7th, 2017
New Update to UL ReachAcross Software – Data Fusion

When UL debuted ReachAcross™ software several months ago, the world was introduced to a computational toxicology tool that can help screen chemicals for known hazards quickly and efficiently. This pioneering tool uses machine learning techniques to predict the endpoint behavior of any chemical of interest for REACH compliance. It provides the ease of use of… read more

March 13th, 2017
UL Environment Introduces Ground-Breaking Software to Reduce the Need for Animal Testing and Comply with REACH

MARIETTA, Ga., March 13, 2017 – UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), today announced the launch of REACHAcross™ software, a chemical assessment tool that helps companies meet REACH chemical regulations and reduce the need for animal testing. This first-of-its-kind software uses machine learning to assess the endpoint behavior of any chemical of interest for… read more

December 15th, 2016
UL Environment Joins Board of Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

MARIETTA, Ga., December 15, 2016 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today that UL Environment’s Craig Rowlands, PhD, DABT, senior toxicologist, will serve as an advisory board member of Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) and UL Environment’s Anne Bonhoff, PhD, global head of chemistry, will serve as… read more

September 2nd, 2016
UL Collaborates with World-Renowned Scientists to Develop Predictive Toxicity Tool for Chemicals

MARIETTA, Ga., September 2, 2016 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science company, announced today it is entering into a relationship with world-renown toxicologists and researchers to develop a cutting-edge tool to predict the toxicity of chemicals. The tool will be based on pioneering work by Thomas Hartung, MD, PhD, the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Professor and… read more

June 13th, 2016
UL’s Dr. Marilyn Black will be speaking at NeoCon June 2016

Dr. Marilyn Black, vice president and senior technical advisor of UL, will be speaking about the hazards of chemical exposure from upholstered furniture and other consumer products on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 11 am – 12 pm at NeoCon in Chicago, IL. The presentation, with Debra Harris, CEO of RAD Consultants in Austin, TX,… read more

October 16th, 2015
ECHA Announces Updates on Submitted Testing Proposals and CLP Intentions

EUROPEAN UNION – The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced its updates on harmonised classification and labeling (CLH) intentions and submitted testing proposals: Substance CAS No. EC No. Proposed By Hazard Endpoint for which Testing was Proposed 2-methyl-1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one 2527-66-4 Poland Acute Tox. 3, H301 and H311 Skin Corr. 1B, H314 Eye Dam. 1, H318 Skin… read more

October 16th, 2015
ChemSec Launches Online Database for Chemicals in Textiles

SWEDEN – ChemSec has launched an online searchable database containing information on more than 6, 500 chemicals found in textiles. The identification of the chemicals is based on regional legislations from the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) as well as information from Restricted Substances Lists (RSLs) published by multinational brands and textile… read more

October 16th, 2015
EPA Issues Direct Final Rule on SNURs

UNITED STATES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a direct final rule, imposing significant new use rules on 30 chemicals which were the subject of pre-manufacture notices, as announced in the Federal Register. Among these substances, nine are subject to consent order under section 5(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)… read more